Business Diary

Monday 17 January 2022 - Friday 21 January 2022

* 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 17 January 2022
9:30 AMRoom 30Committee for Justice

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

Closed from 9:35 AM (110 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - consideration of potential amendments
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, Assembly Clerk

Closed from 11:25 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 18 January 2022
9:11 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Public from 9:11 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 9:12 AM (39 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Debilerations

Suspension from 9:51 AM (9 mins)

Public from 10:00 AM (96 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Suspension from 11:36 AM (6 mins)

Public from 11:42 AM (32 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Public from 12:14 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:45 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:45 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:46 PM (45 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Deliberations

Public from 1:31 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business
1:02 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:02 PM (17 mins)
Committee Business
5:48 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 5:48 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 19 January 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
9:42 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:42 AM (62 mins)
Committee Business

Flexible School Starting Age - Oral Briefing from the Minister of Education
• Miss Michelle McIlveen, Minister of Education
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Stephen Van Houten, DE
• Mr Stephen Creagh, DE
• Dr Suzanne Kingon, DE
• Mr Adrian Murphy, DE

Public from 10:44 AM (60 mins)
January Monitoring / Budget 2022-25 - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Stephen Van Houten, DE
• Mr Stephen Creagh, DE

Public from 11:44 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:45 AM (1 mins)
Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Dale Heaney, DE
• Ashleigh Mitford, DE
• Ms Alison Chambers, DE

Committee Business
10:10 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

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

Public from 10:18 AM (4 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings - SR 2021/344 The Taxis (2008 Act) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings - SL1 - The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Londonderry) (Amendment) 2022

Public from 10:22 AM (15 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Proposal for A Motor Insurance Bill and Accelerated Passage
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DfI
• Mr Jeremy Logan, Driver and Vehicle Agency
• Mr Donald Starritt, DfI

Public from 10:37 AM (75 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - January Monitoring Round
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DfI
• Mr Jeremy Logan, Driver and Vehicle Agency
• Ms Susan Anderson, DfI

Public from 11:52 AM (47 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
• Ms Susan Anderson, DfI

Public from 12:39 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing - Scrutiny of Transport Common Frameworks

Public from 12:44 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
10:11 AMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:11 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:12 AM (53 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill - Informal Clause by Clause

Small-Scale Green Energy Bill - Formal Clause by Clause & Draft Committee Report

Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill - Informal Clause by Clause

Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill - Formal Clause by Clause

Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill

Closed from 11:05 AM (30 mins)
Resignation of former CEO of Invest NI

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:40 AM (15 mins)
Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill
• Mr Colin Jack, DfE
• Ms Kellie Sprott, DfE

Public from 11:55 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
12:57 PMRoom 29Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 12:57 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:00 PM (6 mins)
Review of the Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition - Briefing from RaISe on applicable recommendations

Suspension from 1:06 PM (1 mins)
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:01 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:04 PM (45 mins)
Defamation Bill - Committee Stage - Formal clause by clause scrutiny
• Mr Mike Nesbitt, MLA

Public from 2:49 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing - The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus: Hospitality) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SL1 The Rates (Making and Levying of Different Rates) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

Public from 2:54 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:05 PM (75 mins)
Oral Evidence - Fiscal Commission for Northern Ireland – Interim Report
• Paul Johnson, Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission
• Professor Iain McLean, Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission
• Professor Cathy Gormley-Heenan, Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission
• Dr Lisa Wilson, Northern Ireland Fiscal Commission

Public from 4:20 PM (21 mins)
Second Legislative Consent Motion – Amendments to the Public Service Pensions & Judicial Offices Bill
• Colette Heaney, DoF
• Blathnaid Smyth, DoF
• Stephen Ball, DoF

Public from 4:41 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:08 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:08 PM (78 mins)
Committee Business

Truth Recovery Programme - Departmental Officials - Oral Briefing
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Mr Colin Moffett, TEO

Public from 3:27 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:30 PMVirtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:30 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:33 PM (52 mins)
Official Opposition - Legal Advice
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Closed from 3:25 PM (22 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Draft report

Public from 3:47 PM (3 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Correspondence update

Public from 3:50 PM (2 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) 2022 Act - Update

Public from 3:52 PM (2 mins)
Forward Work Programme

Public from 3:54 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 20 January 2022
9:10 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:10 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:15 AM (90 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Closed from 10:45 AM (78 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations

Public from 12:03 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:18 PM (50 mins)
Bryson Charitable Group briefing on Emergency Fuel Payment Fund
• Mr Shane Logan, Bryson Charitable Group
• Ms Jo Marley, Bryson Charitable Group
• Ms Rachael Whan, Bryson Charitable Group

Public from 1:08 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
9:36 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:36 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 9:37 AM (28 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - consideration of amendments

Closed from 10:05 AM (30 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - consideration of amendments

Public from 10:35 AM (15 mins)
SR 2021/348 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment) (No.8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Niall Donnelly, DoH
• Mr David Hughes, DoF
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 10:50 AM (15 mins)
SR 2021/349 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No.21) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Niall Donnelly, DoH
• Mr David Hughes, DoF
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 11:05 AM (15 mins)
Draft SR The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Powers to Act for the Protection of Public Health) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Niall Donnelly, DoH
• Mr David Hughes, DoF
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH
• Mr Peter Luney, TEO

Public from 11:20 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/322 The Health Protection (Coronavirus International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 11) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 11:25 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/323 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 11) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 11:30 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/340 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 12) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/343 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 13) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
SR 2022/3 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 11:45 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021 No. 326 The Tobacco Retailer (Fixed Penalty) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:50 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021 No. 332 The Smoke-free (Premises, Vehicle Operators and Penalty Notices) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:55 AM (60 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Evidence from the Trusts
• Ms Brenda Creaney, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
• Mr Jeff Thompson, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Public from 12:55 PM (44 mins)
Committee Business
9:38 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:38 AM (79 mins)
Committee Business

Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Oral Briefing from the Department of Health
• Dr Tomas Adell, DoH

Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Ashleigh Mitford, DE
• Mr Dale Heaney, DE

Closed from 10:57 AM (56 mins)
Committee Business

Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - NIA Legal Services Briefing
• Caroline Perry, Assembly Clerk
• Ms Rebecca Ellis, Northern Ireland Assembly
9:48 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:48 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:56 AM (4 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Consideration of Draft Committee Report

Public from 10:00 AM (34 mins)
2021-22 Budget & 2022 Draft Budget Proposals - DAERA Oral Briefing
• Mr Roger Downey, DAERA
• Mr William Peel, DAERA
• Mr Richard McAuley, DAERA

Public from 10:34 AM (48 mins)
Joint Fisheries Statement & Common Framework - DAERA Oral Briefing
• Mr Owen Lyttle, DAERA
• Mr David Steele, DAERA
• Mr Paddy Campbell, DAERA

Public from 11:22 AM (42 mins)
Joint Fisheries Statement - Oral Briefing: Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation / Anglo-North Fish Producers Organisation
• Mr Alan McCulla, Anglo North Irish Fish Producers Organisation
• Mr Harry Wick, Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation

Public from 12:04 PM (1 mins)
SR 338/2021: The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021 - Written Briefing

Public from 12:05 PM (1 mins)
SR 335/21 The Edible Crabs (Undersized) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2021 and SR 336/21 – The Edible Crabs (Conservation) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2021 - Written Briefing

Public from 12:06 PM (1 mins)
The Spring Traps Approval (Amendment) Order (NI) 2021 - Written Briefing

Public from 12:07 PM (7 mins)
Women in Agriculture - Clerk's Written Briefing: Proposal for Stakeholder Event

Public from 12:14 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:22 PM (27 mins)
TB Eradication Strategy Proposals - Committee Discussion
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Closed from 2:04 PM (51 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Consideration of final text of draft Committee Amendments
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, Assembly Clerk

Public from 2:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:00 PM (115 mins)
Department of Justice Draft Budget 2022 – 2025 - oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Ms Deborah Brown, DoJ
• Mr Glyn Capper, DoJ
• Ms Julie Harrison, DoJ

Review of Hate Crime Legislation - Update on Progress and Proposed Consultation on Policy Issues being developed for a Hate Crime Bill – oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Ms Julie Harrison, DoJ
• Ms Barbara McAtamney, DoJ
• Mr Noel Marsden, DoJ
• Ms Dianne Lowry, DoJ

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Formal Clause by Clause

January Monitoring Round 2021 - 22 - Additional Information – written paper

Reform of Rehabilitation Periods - Summary of Consultation Responses and Proposed Way Forward – written paper

Review of Sentencing Policy in Northern Ireland - Sentencing for Offences of Causing Death by Driving - written paper

Draft Strategic Framework for Youth Justice - Additional Information – written paper

Domestic Abuse Offence Training and Awareness Materials - Update – written paper

Public from 4:55 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
2:15 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:15 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (97 mins)
Inquiry into Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland - Evidence Session
• Mr Mike Brennan, DfE
• Mr Nigel Robbins, DfE
• Mr Trevor Forsythe, DfE
• Mr David Hamill, DfE
• Mr Andrew Field, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
• Mr Billy McClean, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:56 PM (9 mins)
Inquiry into Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland - Discussion with NIAO Officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:05 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Addiction Services in NI - Consideration of Draft Press Release

Closed from 4:08 PM (51 mins)
Inquiry into Closing the Gap - Social Deprivation and Links to Educational Attainment - First Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:59 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:33 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:33 PM (29 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:02 PM (46 mins)
Consideration of draft Report

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