Business Diary

Monday 18 May 2020 - Friday 22 May 2020

* 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
Tuesday 19 May 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:36 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:36 PM (21 mins)
Committee Business
5:20 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 5:20 PM (80 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 20 May 2020
9:30 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

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

Public from 9:39 AM (89 mins)
Coronavirus and the impact on schools - NITC - Oral Briefing
• Justin McCamphill, National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
• Ms Geri Cameron, National Association of Head Teachers
• Ms Jacquie White, Ulster Teachers' Union
• Mr Mark Langhammer, National Education Union
• Mr Mark McTaggart, Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Public from 11:08 AM (63 mins)
Coronavirus response - Department of Education - Weekly Oral Update
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education
• Mr Derek Baker, DE

Public from 12:11 PM (17 mins)
Continuity of Learning - Department of Education - Oral Briefing
• Mrs Faustina Graham, DE
• Mrs Karen McCullough, DE
• Mr Raymond Caldwell, Education and Training Inspectorate
• Ms Michele Corkey, Education Authority

Closed from 12:28 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:04 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (100 mins)
Ministerial Briefing
• Mrs Diane Dodds, Minister for the Economy

Public from 11:45 AM (40 mins)
Briefing from Labour Relations Agency
• Mr Tom Evans, Labour Relations Agency
• Ms Marie Mallon, Labour Relations Agency

Public from 12:25 PM (45 mins)
Departmental Briefing - EU Exit
• Mr Paul Grocott, DfE
• Ms Giulia Ni Dhulchaointigh, DfE
• Mr Victor Dukelow, DfE
• Dr Mary McIvor, DfE

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

Public from 1:21 PM (8 mins)
LCM re Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill

SR 2020/79 The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 1:29 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
11:33 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 11:33 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:35 AM (75 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Ministerial update
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health
• Prof. Sir Michael McBride, DoH

Public from 12:50 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
1:07 PMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 1:07 PM (53 mins)
Committee Business

COVID-19 and the Impact on the Charity Sector - Joint briefing by CO3 and NICVA
• Mr Seamus McAleavey, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action
• Ms Nora Smith, Co3

Public from 2:00 PM (35 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:02 PM (100 mins)
Committee Business

COVID-19 Response - Oral Briefing from the First Minister and deputy First Minister on the Executive Office and Executive’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
• Mrs Arlene Foster, First Minister
• Mrs Michelle O'Neill, deputy First Minister

Public from 3:42 PM (43 mins)
Community Relations Council - Overview Briefing
• Ms Jacqueline Irwin, Community Relations Council
• Mr Martin McDonald, Community Relations Council

Public from 4:25 PM (9 mins)
Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Consideration of written evidence

Committee Business
2:33 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:36 PM (67 mins)
Budget - Budget (No 2) Bill and Vote on Account - Oral Evidence from Department of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Ms Emer Morelli, DoF
• Barry Armstrong, DoF

Public from 3:43 PM (1 mins)
Budget - In-Year Monitoring of Public Expenditure 2020-21 Guidelines

Public from 3:44 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:02 PM (28 mins)
Committee Strategic Planning Session
Thursday 21 May 2020
10:00 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Informal from 10:00 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Informal from 10:10 AM (65 mins)
SL1 - The Direct Payments to Farmers Single Application Amendment Date (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations (NI) 2020

SL1 - The Edible Crabs (Prohibition on Landing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Edible Crabs (Minimum Landing Size) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Subordinate Legislation - Agricultural Wages (Amendment) Order 2020
10:34 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 10:34 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Briefing on addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic
• Mrs Anne-Marie McClure, Start 360
• Mr Eoin Ryan, Simon Community NI
• Mr Alex Bunting, Addiction NI
• Mr Mal Byrne, Extern

Public from 11:35 AM (60 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Update from Independent Health and Care Providers
• Ms Pauline Shepherd, Independent Health and Care Providers

Public from 12:35 PM (25 mins)

Public from 1:00 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
1:30 PMAssembly ChamberAd Hoc Committee on the COVID-19 Response

Public from 1:30 PM (105 mins)
Chairperson's Business

Minutes of previous meeting

Statement from Education Minister
• Ms Cara Hunter, MLA
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education

Date, Time, Location of Next Meeting
Friday 22 May 2020
10:35 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:35 AM (87 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Additional £25m Covid 19 allocation to Agriculture and Horticulture
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
• Mr Norman Fulton, DAERA

Public from 12:02 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:08 PM (9 mins)

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