Business Diary

Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 22 January 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 18 January 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 19 January 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:30 PMMembers' Dining RoomChairpersons' Liaison Group

Informal from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
Guidance for Committees - update

Informal from 12:45 PM (75 mins)
Strategic Planning
12:34 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 12:34 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:35 PM (87 mins)
Justice Key Issues
• Mrs Naomi Long, Minister of Justice
• Mr Peter May, DoJ

Public from 2:02 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
1:03 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:03 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
3:08 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 3:08 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:09 PM (44 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Northern Ireland Fishermen's Federation - Impact of EU Exit on Fishing Industry
• Mr Alan McCulla, Anglo North Irish Fish Producers Organisation
• Mr Harry Wicks, Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation

Public from 3:53 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 20 January 2021
9:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 9:08 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:21 AM (125 mins)
Impact of COVID 19 - NITC and ASCL Teaching Unions on School Closure and Examinations
• Justin McCamphill, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
• Ms Jacquie White, Ulster Teachers' Union
• Mr Mark Langhammer, National Education Union
• Ms Jackie Bartley, St Genevieve's High School
• Mr Stephen Moore, Friends' School, Lisburn
• Mr Scott Naismith, Methodist College
• Ms Caroline McCarthy, Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Public from 11:26 AM (18 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:44 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:55 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:42 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 9:42 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SL1 - Further Financial Assistance For Taxi Drivers Due To Coronavirus
• Dr Chris Hughes, DfI
• Mrs Beverley Cowan, DfI

Public from 10:00 AM (75 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Progress on options for Driver & Vehicle Agency issues
• Mr Jeremy Logan, Driver and Vehicle Agency
• Mr Pat Delaney, Driver and Vehicle Agency

Public from 11:15 AM (125 mins)
Northern Ireland Retail Consortium, Logistics UK & Road Haulage Association - Brexit - Issues facing the freight/haulage sector
• Mr Aodhán Connolly, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium
• Mr Seamus Leheny, LogisticsUK
• Mr Jim Martin, Scottish Public Service Ombudsman
• Mr Paul Jackson, McBurney Transport
• Mr Darryl Morgan, Morgan McLernon
• Mr Chris Slowey, Manfreight
• Mr Patrick Derry, Derry Refrigerated Transport

Public from 1:20 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:02 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (90 mins)
Briefing from Katy Hayward & David Phinnemore - Implementation of Trade & Co-operation Agreement and NI Protocol
• Professor Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast
• Professor David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 11:35 AM (25 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:00 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Draft budget 2021-22

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

Closed from 12:30 PM (28 mins)
Research and Information Service (RaISe) Briefing - Economic Scrutiny Workshop
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer
12:44 PMVirtual Meeting, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Public from 12:44 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:46 PM (1 mins)
All-Party Group (APG) Update

Closed from 12:49 PM (16 mins)
Discontinuation of complaints
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 1:05 PM (17 mins)
Proposed Standards & Privileges Committee Member Development Programme

Closed from 1:22 PM (5 mins)
Draft Committee report on Stage 1 of the Review of the Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules

Closed from 1:27 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:02 PM (74 mins)
Committee Business

Historical Institutional Abuse: Engagement with Institutions
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO

Public from 3:16 PM (48 mins)
The Executive Office Work Strands under New Decade, New Approach
• Mr Chris Stewart, TEO
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Ms Siobhan Broderick, TEO
• Mr Geoffrey Simpson, TEO

Public from 4:04 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:08 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:10 PM (86 mins)
Oral Evidence - Draft Budget 2021/22
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF

Public from 3:36 PM (18 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - Building Regulations
• Dr Dan Hull, Research Officer

Public from 3:54 PM (36 mins)
Oral Briefing - Solace NI and NILGA - EU Successor Funding in Northern Ireland
• Councillor Martin Kearney, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Mr John Tully, Belfast City Council
• Ms Lisa O'Kane, Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Public from 4:30 PM (3 mins)
SL1 - The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) (No.2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - The Rates (Coronavirus:Making of District Rates) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - The Superannuation (Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 4:33 PM (32 mins)
Committee Business
2:33 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:33 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:38 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:40 PM (28 mins)
Hybrid Proceedings - Briefing by NIA Head of Communications
• Ms Susie Brown, Head of Communications

Closed from 3:08 PM (34 mins)
Hybrid Proceedings - Briefing by Clerk Assistant
• Mr Paul Gill, Clerk Assistant
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office
Thursday 21 January 2021
9:16 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:16 AM (32 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 The Local Government (Capital and Accounting) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021
• Mr Anthony Carleton, DfC
• Mr Jeff Glass, DfC

Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - RaISe Briefing Papers

Public from 9:48 AM (59 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Lacada Brewery Co-operative
• Mr Rodger Doherty, Lacada Brewery Ltd
• Mr Erol Bucukoglu, Lacada Brewery Ltd
• Mr Laurie Davies, Lacada Brewery Ltd

Suspension from 10:47 AM (5 mins)

Public from 10:52 AM (40 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Society of Independent Brewers
• Mr Barry Watts, Society of Independent Brewers
• Mr Bruce Gray, Society of Independent Brewers

Public from 11:32 AM (21 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by CAMRA NI
• Mr Tom Stainer, CAMRA

Public from 11:53 AM (33 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Unite the Union
• Mr Neil Moore, UNITE

Public from 12:26 PM (29 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Movie House including briefing on the Impact of Covid-19
• Mr Michael McAdam, Movie House

Public from 12:55 PM (14 mins)
SR 2021/1 The Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 1:09 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (90 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Update from Health and Social Care Trusts
• Dr Cathy Jack, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Jennifer Welsh, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
• Mr Shane Devlin, Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Update on vaccination programme
• Ms Patricia Donnelly, DoH

Public from 12:05 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020/325 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Advice for Persons Travelling to Northern Ireland) (No.2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:10 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020/326 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 25) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020/310 The Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mrs Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency NI
• Mr Richard Annett, Food Standards Agency NI

Public from 12:20 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020/341 The Addition of Vitamins, Minerals & Other Substances (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations (NI) 2020
• Mrs Sharon Gilmore, Food Standards Agency NI
• Mr Richard Annett, Food Standards Agency NI

Public from 12:25 PM (2 mins)
SR 2020/356 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 24) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:27 PM (3 mins)
SR 2020/358 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 25) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Closed from 12:30 PM (45 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes - Consideration of final report

Public from 1:15 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:04 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:06 AM (62 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Loughs Agency – Role and Remit plus update on Meenbeg incident
• Mr Mark McCaughan, DAERA
• Mr Mark Wright, DAERA
• Mr John McCartney, Loughs Agency
• Mr JP O'Doherty, Loughs Agency

Public from 11:08 AM (44 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Common Frameworks
• Dr Rosemary Agnew, DAERA
• Ms Julie-Ann Moorehead, DAERA

Public from 11:52 AM (9 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/328 - The Horses (Free Access to Competitions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/345 - The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste)(Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/359 - The Marketing of Seed Potatoes, Plant and Propagating Material Regulations (NI) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/360 - The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/324 - The Agriculture, Animals and Aquaculture (Health, Identification, Welfare, Trade etc.)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/353 - The Animals (Health, Identification, Trade and Veterinary Medicines) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/327 - The Plant and Animal Health (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/333 - The Alien and Locally Absent Species (Aquaculture)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/339 - The Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:01 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Avian Influenza Outbreak in Northern Ireland 2020/21

Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instruments - The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme
• Mr John Mills, DAERA
• Mr Richard Coey, DAERA

Public from 12:06 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:12 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:03 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:13 PM (82 mins)
Protection from Stalking Bill - Principles of the Bill
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ
• Mr Andrew Laverty, DoJ
• Ms Barbara Compston, DoJ

SL1: Amendment to the Criminal Justice (Sentencing) (Licence Conditions) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2009

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill

Proposals for New Legal Framework for Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate and Review of the Current Rate

Public from 3:35 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:06 PMAssembly ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Closed from 2:06 PM (33 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Discussions with NIAO officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Discussion with NIAO officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Suspension from 2:39 PM (11 mins)

Closed from 2:50 PM (12 mins)

Suspension from 3:02 PM (4 mins)

Public from 3:06 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 3:08 PM (4 mins)
Ministerial Direction
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 3:12 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:19 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 3:25 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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