Business Diary

Monday 15 March 2021 - Friday 19 March 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 15 March 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 16 March 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:05 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:05 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 18 March 2021
9:21 AMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 9:21 AM (30 mins)
Committee Business - Committee discussion on arrangements for Joint Meeting to take evidence from TSS and HMRC and Consideration of Evidence - Independent Panels Review of Decisions

Public from 9:51 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 9:58 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:06 AM (87 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Climate Change Bill consultation and policy proposals
• Mr Colin Breen, DAERA
• Ms Arlene McGowan, DAERA
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA

Public from 11:33 AM (37 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Waste Crime and update on Mobuoy
• Mr Tim Irwin, DAERA
• Ms Theresa Kearney, DAERA
• Mr Jonathan Gray, DAERA
• Mr Mark Cherry, DAERA

Public from 12:10 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Climate and Energy (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
• Mr Richard Coey, DAERA
• Mr John Early, DAERA

Public from 12:12 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Marine Plan for Northern Ireland

Written Briefing DAERA - EU Transition Update

Public from 12:13 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:25 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Public from 9:25 AM (20 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 The Housing Benefit (Persons Who Have Attained the Qualifying Age for State Pension Credit) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/58 The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (NI) 2021

SR 2021/59 The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/60 The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/64 The Social Security (Claims and Payments Employment and Support Allowance PIP and UC) (Telephone and Video Assessment) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 9:45 AM (68 mins)

Suspension from 10:53 AM (7 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC
• Ms Suzanne Breen, DfC

Public from 11:00 AM (120 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:00 PM (15 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Bill Office
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (40 mins)
Departmental Briefing - update on vaccination programme
• Ms Patricia Donnelly, DoH

Public from 10:15 AM (80 mins)
Briefing from Interim Mental Health Champion
• Professor Siobhan O'Neill, Mental Health Champion
• Mr Peter Cash, Mental Health Champion

Public from 11:35 AM (25 mins)
SR 2021/46 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No.5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:30 PM (30 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

Closed from 1:00 PM (56 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill
12:30 PMAssembly ChamberAd Hoc Committee on the COVID-19 Response

Public from 12:30 PM (60 mins)
Minutes of previous meeting

Guidance for Members on the Ad Hoc Committee (March 2021)

Statement from Education Minister
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education

Date, Time, Location of Next Meeting
2:00 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:00 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland: Rights and Equality
• Ms Geraldine McGahey OBE, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
• Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
• Ms Roisin Mallon, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by the Women's Policy Group: Women's Rights
• Ms Rachel Powell, Women's Resource and Development Agency
• Ms Louise Coyle, Northern Ireland Rural Women's Network

Public from 4:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Ms Patricia McKeown, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
• Ms Clare Moore, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
• Mr John Patrick Clayton, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Public from 5:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:07 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:13 PM (107 mins)
Consent to Serious Harm for Sexual Gratification: Not a Defence - Results of the Consultation and Proposed Way Forward
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ
• Ms Angela Bell, DoJ

Development and Implementation of a Statutory Registration Scheme for Legal Aid Practitioners in Northern Ireland - Report on 2017 Targeted Consultation and Proposed Way Forward
• Mr Stephen Martin, DoJ
• Ms Jenny Laverick, DoJ

Damages (Return on Investment) Bill - Proposals for Committee Stage

Protection from Stalking Bill - Further Proposals for Committee Stage

SR 2021/43: The Police Service of Northern Ireland & Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Injury Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Report into the Legislative Error in the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

UK Financial Services Bill - Legislative Consent for Electronic Money Institutions Clause

Public from 4:00 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
2:13 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:13 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (2 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Evidence session
• Mr Mike Brennan, DfE
• Mr Richard Rodgers, DfE
• Mr Trevor McBriar, DfE
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Suspension from 2:21 PM (12 mins)

Public from 2:33 PM (130 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Evidence Session
• Mr Mike Brennan, DfE
• Mr Richard Rodgers, DfE
• Mr Trevor McBriar, DfE
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:43 PM (22 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Post evidence session discussions with the Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 5:05 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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