Business Diary

Monday 13 September 2021 - Friday 17 September 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 13 September 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 14 September 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:04 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:04 PM (39 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 15 September 2021
9:34 AMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:34 AM (17 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:51 AM (57 mins)
Eating Disorders in the School Community - Eating Disorders Association Northern Ireland Oral Briefing
• Ms Sian Ogle, The Eating Disorders Association

Public from 10:48 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:55 AM (120 mins)
Committee Business
10:01 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:01 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:09 AM (117 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Departmental Update and Current Issues
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DfI
• Mr Jeremy Logan, Driver and Vehicle Agency

Public from 12:06 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:08 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:08 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:10 AM (55 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Briefing from RaISe
• Mr Michael Scholes, Research Officer
• Ms Rachel Keyes, Research Officer
• Ms Orla Drummond, Research Officer

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Briefing from the Coalition of Bereaved Workers
• Mr Craig Harrison, Marie-Curie
• Mr Marek Zemanik, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
• Ms Bernadine McCrory, Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland

Public from 12:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:15 PM (20 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

SL1 - The High Street (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Schedule 11) Regulations (Northern Ireland 2021)

SL1 - The Education (Student Fees (Amount), Loan repayment & Support (etc) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2021 (Considered on 25/8 with further queries)

SL1 - Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Commencement No. 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

LCM - Higher Education (HE) Cheating Services Prohibition Bill

Public from 12:35 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
1:59 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 1:59 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:01 PM (3 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: SR 2021/245 The New NAV List (Time of Valuation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) (NO. 3)

Public from 2:04 PM (95 mins)
Oral Evidence - Northern Ireland Protocol: Road Haulage Association (RHA)
• Mr John Martin, Road Haulage Association
• Mark Tait, Target Transport
• Geoff Potter, Gray & Adams
• Peter Summerton, McCulla Ireland Ltd

Public from 3:39 PM (71 mins)
Oral Evidence - Northern Ireland Protocol: Ulster Farmers’ Union
• David Brown, Ulster Farmers' Union
• James McCluggage, Ulster Farmers' Union

Public from 4:50 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:07 PM (23 mins)
Committee Business

Climate Change Bill - Oral evidence
• Ms Clare Bailey, MLA
• Mr Philip Carson, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (NI)
• Mr Anurag Deb, Climate Coalition NI

Public from 2:30 PM (75 mins)
Scrutiny of Arm's Length Bodies - Victims and Survivors Service Written Briefing

Public from 3:45 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
2:34 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

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

Public from 2:36 PM (8 mins)
Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition - Draft response

Public from 2:44 PM (2 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill 2021-22 - Update

Public from 2:46 PM (3 mins)
Section 6A Consent Decisions

Public from 2:49 PM (12 mins)
Petitions/E-Petitions - Clerk's paper

Public from 3:01 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 16 September 2021
9:05 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:05 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:15 AM (35 mins)
Charities Bill - Briefing by the Charity Commission
• Ms Frances McCandless, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
• Ms Nicole Lappin, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Public from 9:50 AM (14 mins)
Charities Bill - Briefing by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator
• Mr Martin Tyson, Scottish Charity Regulator

Suspension from 10:04 AM (7 mins)

Public from 10:11 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:20 AM (49 mins)
Departmental Business Plan
• Mr Michael Kane, DfC
• Ms Linda Williams, DfC

Public from 11:09 AM (40 mins)
Post Covid-19 Recovery - Briefing by Joseph Rowntree Foundation
• Mr Chris Birt, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Public from 11:49 AM (51 mins)
Women in Community Transformation - Briefing by Training for Women Network
• Ms Norma Shearer, Training for Women Network Limited
• Ms Amanda Leighton, Foyle Women's Information Network
• Ms Elizabeth Thompson, Women in Community Transition Programme

Closed from 12:40 PM (25 mins)
SLI The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Sanctuary Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Closed from 9:30 AM (45 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill - consideration of amendments

Public from 10:15 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:20 AM (75 mins)
Autism (Amendment) Bill - Briefing from Bill Sponsor
• Mrs Pam Cameron, MLA
• Ms Kerry Boyd, Autism NI
• Dr Arlene Cassidy, Autism NI
• Ms Kelly Maxwell, Autism NI

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/197 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 8) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/199 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 9) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:45 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/201 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 10) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:50 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/216 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:55 AM (2 mins)
SR 2021/217 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 11) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:57 AM (3 mins)
SR 2021/219 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (3 mins)
SR 2021/220 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 12) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:03 PM (2 mins)
SR 2021/224 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 13) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:05 PM (1 mins)
SR 2021/233 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (NI) 2021 (Amendment No. 14) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:06 PM (2 mins)
SR 2021/250 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:08 PM (2 mins)
SR 2021/251 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 15) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:10 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/189 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/213 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:20 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/214 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/218 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/225 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/230 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:40 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/241 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (35 mins)
Committee Business
10:01 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:01 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 10:05 AM (3 mins)

Public from 10:08 AM (70 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence - NI Local Government Association
• Ms Karen Smyth, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Cllr Robert Burgess, NILGA

Public from 11:18 AM (38 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence - Chartered Institute for Waste Management
• Mr Tim Walker, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Mr Ray Parmenter, Chartered Institute of Waste Management (NI)

Public from 11:56 AM (11 mins)
Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill - Oral Evidence - DAERA
• Mr John Terrington, DAERA
• Dr Samantha Stewart, DAERA

Public from 12:07 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:12 PM (43 mins)
Committee Planning - Strategic Planning
2:01 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Closed from 2:01 PM (18 mins)

Public from 2:19 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:34 PM (2 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Revised – Support Scheme for impact of flooding in the Glenelly and Owenkillew river catchment areas
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:36 PM (24 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Issues Paper
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Rachael Curlett, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:00 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Publication of Report
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Closed from 3:03 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:02 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:12 PM (109 mins)
Proposals for New Victim and Witness Strategy and the Establishment of a Victims of Crime Commissioner for Northern Ireland - Results of the Consultation and Proposed Way Forward
• Ms Julie Wilson, DoJ
• Ms Amanda Logan, DoJ
• Ms Lesley Cowan, DoJ
• Ms Debbie Corry, DoJ

SR 2021/211 The Northern Ireland Police Fund (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SR 2021/212 The Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Proposed Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2022 - Domestic Abuse Proceedings

SL1: The Magistrates' Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Crown Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Court of Judicature (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The County Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021 - Implementation of Section 28 (Domestic Abuse Waiver for Legal Aid) - Update

Department of Justice 2021-22 June Monitoring Round & 2020-21 Provisional Outturn - Update

Youth Justice Issues including the Development of a Joint Secure Care and Justice Campus - Update

Report into the Legislative Error in the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 - Update on Implementation of the Recommendations

Committee Forward Work Programme - October to December 2021

Public from 4:01 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

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