Business Diary

Monday 17 May 2021 - Friday 21 May 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 17 May 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 18 May 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:03 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 19 May 2021
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:30 AM (129 mins)
Committee Business

Assessment, Restart and Contingency Planning - Minister of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Ms Karen McCullough, DE
• Dr Suzanne Kingon, DE

Public from 11:39 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:42 AM (75 mins)
Restraint and Seclusion - Department of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mrs Julie Humphries, DE
• Ms Shauna Collinson, Education Authority
• Ms Andrea Kelly, Education Authority

Public from 12:57 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
9:36 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 9:36 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SL1 - The Low Road Newry (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2021-124 The Lake Street, Lurgan (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021-125 The Common, Markethill Road, Newtownhamilton (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021-126 The Dunbar Link and Great Patrick Street, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 9:51 AM (73 mins)
Committee Inquiry into the Decarbonisation of Road Transport in Northern Ireland - Briefing from the Electric Vehicle Association NI (EVANI)
• Mr Mark McCall, Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland
• Mr Darren Henderson, Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland
• Mr Ronan Davison-Kernan, Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland
• Mr Mark Boyle, Electric Vehicle Association Northern Ireland

Public from 11:04 AM (57 mins)
Committee Inquiry into the Decarbonisation of Road Transport in Northern Ireland - Briefing from the Department for Infrastructure
• Ms Liz Loughran, DfI
• Ms Jackie Robinson, DfI
• Mrs Claire Cockerill, DfI
• Mr Chris McLean, DfI

Public from 12:01 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Closed from 10:03 AM (20 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Update on current issues
• Ms Geraldine Fee, DfE
• Mr Justin Kerr, DfE
• Ms Paula Shearer, DfE

Public from 10:23 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:24 AM (61 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Update on the UK exit from the European Union
• Mr Shane Murphy, DfE
• Ms Giulia Ni Dhulchaointigh, DfE
• Mr Alan Ramsey, DfE

Public from 11:25 AM (28 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Colin Jack, DfE
• Mr Laurence Rogers, DfE
• Ms Kellie Sprott, DfE

Public from 11:53 AM (42 mins)
Briefing from NUS-USI & Student Unions Representatives - Student Support through Covid-19
• Ms Ellen Fearon, NUS-USI
• Mr Jonathon Reid, Stranmillis Students’ Union
• Ms Grian Ní Dhaimhín, QUB Students’ Union
• Ms Colletee Cassidy, Ulster University Students' Union

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:40 PM (10 mins)
Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill

SL1 - Proposed Insolvency (Amendment) (2016 Act) (Consequential Amendments and Revocation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/000 The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:50 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:04 PM (62 mins)
Oral Evidence - A Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland - Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
• Sebastian Barnes, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
• Dr Eddie Casey, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council

Public from 3:06 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:22 PM (42 mins)
Oral Evidence - A Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland - Parliamentary Budget Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas
• Annette Connolly, Houses of the Oireachtas
• Barry Comerford, Houses of the Oireachtas

Public from 4:04 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SL1 The Rates (Social Sector Value) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2021/120 The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 4:09 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:01 PM (47 mins)
Committee Business

Historical Institutional Abuse - Oral evidence: Victims and Survivors Service
• Ms Margaret Bateson, Victims and Survivors Service
• Mr Oliver Wilkinson, Victims and Survivors Service

Public from 2:49 PM (67 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Oral evidence with departmental officials
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Ms Roberta Dalton, TEO
• Ms Alison Armstrong, TEO

Public from 3:57 PM (8 mins)
SR 2021/114 The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/113 The Public Services Ombudsmans Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Committee Business
2:33 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:33 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:36 PM (33 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Briefing by the Institute for Government
• Mr Akash Paun, Institute for Government
• Ms Kelly Shuttleworth, Institute for Government

Public from 3:09 PM (35 mins)
New Decade, New Approach - Simultaneous Interpretation - Further Consideration
• Mr Simon Burrowes, Editor of Debates
• Dr Gareth McGrath, Director
• Ms Susie Brown, Head of Communications

Public from 3:44 PM (3 mins)
Standing Orders: Temporary Provision

Public from 3:47 PM (4 mins)
Proxy Voting - Further Consideration

Public from 3:51 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:54 PM (9 mins)
EU Exit - Potential changes to Standing Orders
Thursday 20 May 2021
9:18 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:18 AM (23 mins)
Local Government Bill - Ministerial Briefing
• Ms Deirdre Hargey, Minister for Communities
• Mr Anthony Carleton, DfC
• Ms Julie Broadway, DfC

Public from 9:41 AM (21 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 10:02 AM (5 mins)

Public from 10:07 AM (44 mins)
Budget 2021-2022 - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Cherrie Arnold, DfC
• Mr Gavin Patrick, DfC

Public from 10:51 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:02 AM (13 mins)
9:31 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:31 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (70 mins)
Access to GP services - Briefing from BMA
• Dr Alan Stout, British Medical Association (NI)

Public from 10:45 AM (60 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill - Briefing from RCGP, RCN and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
• Dr Laurence Dorman, Royal College of General Practitioners NI
• Ms Rita Devlin, Royal College of Nursing
• Mr Tom Sullivan, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Northern Ireland

Public from 11:45 AM (45 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill - consideration of written submissions received
10:02 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:02 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:07 AM (43 mins)
Oral Briefing from RaISe - Proposal for a Farm Welfare Bill
• Mr Mark Allen, Research Officer

Public from 10:50 AM (33 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Proposal for a Farm Welfare Bill
• Mr Seamus McErlean, DAERA
• Mr Mark McLean, DAERA

Public from 11:23 AM (55 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Nature Friendly Farming
• Mr Dave Foster, DAERA
• Dr Rosemary Agnew, DAERA

Public from 12:18 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Spring Traps Approval (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Closed from 12:19 PM (6 mins)
Written Briefing - Consideration of Written Evidence -- Nature Friendly Farming

Closed from 12:25 PM (25 mins)
Written Briefing - Committee Consideration of Written Evidence - Ports Investigation
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Public from 12:50 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

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

Public from 2:04 PM (193 mins)
Protection from Stalking Bill - Oral Evidence session with Victim Support NI
• Ms Louise Kennedy, Victim Support

Protection from Stalking Bill - Oral Evidence session with The Multi-Agency Stalking Project
• Ms Shonagh Dillon, Aurora New Dawn Ltd
• Dr Kirsty Butcher, The Multi-Agency Stalking Project
• Ms Victoria Tunbridge, The Multi-Agency Stalking Project

Protection from Stalking Bill - Oral Evidence session with The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
• Ms Emma HIldreth, The Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Protection from Stalking Bill - Oral Evidence session with Cara Friend, HERe NI and The Rainbow Project
• Aisling Twomey, Rainbow Project
• Ms Amanda McGurk, Cara-Friend
• Ms Danielle Roberts, HERe NI

Protection from Stalking Bill - Report of the Assembly Examiner of Statutory Rules on the Delegated Powers

Damages (Return on Investment) Bill - Updated Proposals for Oral Evidence Sessions

SR 2021/115: The Damages (Personal Injury) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Making of the Justice Act (NI) 2016 (Relevant Benefits) Order (NI) 2021 - Update

Department of Justice Budget 2021-22 - Main Estimates and Update

Draft Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Strategy 2021–22

Committee Forward Work Programme

Private Family Law Early Resolution Action Plan

Public from 5:17 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:11 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:11 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:16 PM (133 mins)
Inquiry into Speeding up the Justice System - Evidence Session
• Mr Peter May, DoJ
• Mr Peter Luney, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
• Mr Glyn Capper, DoJ
• Mr Simon Byrne, PSNI
• Melanie Jones, PSNI
• Ms Francesca Keaney, Public Prosecution Service
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Mr Stephen Herron, Public Prosecution Service

Closed from 4:29 PM (19 mins)
Inquiry into Speeding up the Justice System - Post evidence session discussion with NI Audit Office
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Michael Heery, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:48 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

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