Business Diary

Monday 11 October 2021 - Friday 15 October 2021

* Committee Business relates to non-substantive items of business such as the consideration of minutes of the previous meeting and consideration of correspondence or matters arising from previous meetings
TimeVenuePlenary/Committee
Monday 11 October 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 12 October 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:09 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:09 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 13 October 2021
9:35 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:35 AM (25 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (103 mins)
Dyslexia Services - Oral Briefing by the Children's Law Centre
• Ms Rachel Hogan, Children's Law Centre
• Mr Liam Mackle LLB, Children's Law Centre
• Ms Kate McKeown, None

Public from 11:43 AM (96 mins)
Dyslexia Services - Oral Briefing by the Education Authority
• Ms Una Turbitt, Education Authority
• Ms Cynthia Currie, Education Authority
• Mr Joe Healy, Education Authority

Public from 1:19 PM (2 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Committee Stage - Consideration of Responses to the Committee's Call for Evidence

Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Skills Strategy
• Ms Heather Cousins, DfE
• Mr Graeme Wilkinson, DfE
• Mr Roger Arneill, DfE

Public from 12:05 PM (30 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill
• Mr John O'Dowd, MLA

Public from 12:35 PM (25 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:02 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:15 AM (91 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Update on Planning
• Mr Angus Kerr, DfI
• Mr Philip McGowan, DfI
• Ms Joy Hargie, DfI

Public from 11:46 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business
12:40 PMRoom 29Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 12:40 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:49 PM (12 mins)
All-Party Group (APG) Update

Closed from 1:01 PM (58 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Committee deliberation

Closed from 1:59 PM (5 mins)
Complaint against a Member - draft Committee report

Closed from 2:04 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:00 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (30 mins)
Oral Evidence - Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) (NI) Bill 2021 Committee Stage final evidence session – Department of Finance
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF
• Joanne Warnock, DoF

Closed from 2:37 PM (22 mins)
Oral Briefing - Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill Committee Stage - Bill Office
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk

Public from 2:59 PM (3 mins)
Written Briefing - October Monitoring: Department of Finance

Public from 3:02 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:04 PM (120 mins)
Committee Business

First Minister and deputy First Minister - Oral Briefing
• Mr Paul Givan, First Minister
• Mrs Michelle O'Neill, deputy First Minister

Public from 4:04 PM (21 mins)
Departmental Spending Plans - October Monitoring Round - Oral Briefing
• Dr Denis McMahon, TEO
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Ms Neelia Lloyd, TEO
• Ms Tara Kennedy, TEO

Public from 4:25 PM (6 mins)
Scrutiny of Arm's Length Bodies - Maze Long Kesh Development Corporation - Written Briefing

Committee Business
2:34 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:34 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:37 PM (4 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Update

Public from 2:41 PM (8 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Update

Public from 2:49 PM (19 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill 2021-22 - Update

Public from 3:08 PM (22 mins)
Proxy Voting

Public from 3:30 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 14 October 2021
9:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Closed from 9:08 AM (46 mins)
Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation

Public from 9:54 AM (37 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:31 AM (4 mins)
Charities Bill

Public from 10:35 AM (15 mins)
Social Enterprise NI briefing on the Charities Bill
• Mr Colin Jess, Social Enterprise NI

Suspension from 10:50 AM (11 mins)

Public from 11:01 AM (48 mins)
Charities Bill - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Sharron Russell, DfC
• Mr Martin Ireland, DfC

Public from 11:49 AM (56 mins)
Departmental briefing on October Monitoring Round Bid to Mitigate for Withdrawal of £20-per-week Universal Credit Uplift
• Ms Anne McCleary, DfC
• Mr Paddy Rooney, DfC

Public from 12:45 PM (1 mins)
SL1 The Social Security (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 12:46 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
9:25 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:25 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:28 AM (63 mins)
Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Finn's Law - Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Green Growth Strategy
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
• Mr Arron Wright, DAERA
• Kevin Hegarty, DAERA
• Tracey Teague, DAERA

Public from 10:31 AM (2 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - The Waste and Agriculture (Legislative Functions) Regulations 2021

Public from 10:33 AM (54 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Oral Evidence from DAERA
• Mr Colin Breen, DAERA
• Ms Arlene McGowan, DAERA
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA

Public from 11:27 AM (14 mins)
Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill - Committee consideration of draft report

Public from 11:41 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:48 AM (32 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Informal Committee Deliberations

Suspension from 12:20 PM (78 mins)

Public from 1:38 PM (104 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Oral Evidence from Agri-food Sector
• Dr Mike Johnston MBE, PhD, Dairy Council for Northern Ireland
• Ms Aileen Lawson, Ulster Farmers' Union
• David Brown, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Mr Ian Stevenson, Livestock and Meat Commission
• Gill Gallagher, Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association
• Mr Conall Donnelly, Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association
9:34 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:34 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from Royal College of Nursing
• Ms Fiona Devlin, Royal College of Nursing
• Ms Rita Devlin, Royal College of Nursing
• Ms Anne Marie Marley, Royal College of Nursing
• Ms Connie Mitchell, Royal College of Nursing

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Legislative consent provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill (Westminster)
• Ms Patricia Quinn-Duffy, DoH
• Ms Karen Simpson, DoH
• Mr David Wilson, DoH
• Mr Peter Barbour, DoH
• Dr Janice Bailey, Public Health Agency
• Ms Joan Hardy, DoH

Public from 11:35 AM (10 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Bill Timetable and extension

Public from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Agree call for evidence

Public from 11:55 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/274 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 12:00 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/276 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 16) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 12:05 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/283 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 17) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 12:10 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/262 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/278 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:20 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/282 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Closed from 12:25 PM (45 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill - Further deliberations

Public from 1:10 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:01 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:06 PM (170 mins)
Protection from Stalking Bill - Consideration of key issues raised in the written and oral evidence
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ
• Mr Andrew Laverty, DoJ
• Ms Barbara Compston, DoJ

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Delegated Powers Memorandum

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Department of Justice proposed amendment

Proposed Transfer of Functions Order - Transfer of the Appeals Service and Rent Assessment Panel to Department of Justice from Department for Communities

Budget 2022-25 - Information Gathering Process - Department of Justice Capital Bids

Tackling Delay in the Justice System – Processing Times for Criminal Cases

Committee Forward Work Programme

Public from 4:56 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Ministerial Direction - Creative Individual's Recovery Fund
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:10 PM (4 mins)
Inquiry into Closing the Gap - Social Deprivation and Links to Educational Attainment - Issues Paper
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:14 PM (20 mins)
Inquiry into Addiction Services in NI - Briefing and Preparation session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Claire Turner, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:30 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into Speeding up the Justice System - Draft Press Release
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business

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