Business Diary

Monday 19 October 2020 - Friday 23 October 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
Monday 19 October 2020
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 20 October 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Health

Public from 1:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:05 PM (52 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
• Anne Speed, UNISON
• Mr John Patrick Clayton, UNISON
• Mr Alan Perry, GMB
• Ms Rita Devlin, Royal College of Nursing

Public from 1:57 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:03 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:03 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 21 October 2020
9:21 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

Closed from 9:21 AM (23 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 9:44 AM (99 mins)
Goverance Issues Relating to SEN Statementing - Educatiin Authority
• Ms Sharon O'Connor, Education Authority
• Dr Andy McMorran, Education Authority

Closed from 11:37 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:43 AM (1 mins)

Public from 11:44 AM (80 mins)
Impact of COVID 19 - National Autistic Society NI and Evangelical Alliance
• Mr David Smyth, Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland
• Ms Donna Jennings, Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland
• Ms Shirelle Stewart, National Autistic Society NI
• Ms Caroline Bogue, National Autistic Society NI

Public from 1:04 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (90 mins)
Briefing from NILGA - Role of Local Government in Tourism Strategies
• Cllr Matt Garrett, NILGA
• Ms Anne Donaghy, Mid and East Antrim Council
• Ms Lisa O'Kane, Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Public from 11:35 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:50 AM (25 mins)
Results 2020 and Covid-19

Departmental Consultation - Legislative measures to transpose Gas Directive 2009/73/EC as amended by Directive 2019/692 and implement consequential amendments to NI energy legislation from the end of the transition period following the UK’s exit from the EU

Departmental Written Briefing - Energy Strategy

NIAO Report - Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy

The General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland Annual Report and Accounts - 2019-2020

Issues impacting on the role of the University College Union Northern Ireland

Public from 12:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:38 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:38 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligation in Transport) (Amendment) (EU EXIT) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020

SR 2020-218 The Planning Act 2011 (Review) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020-222 The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 10:51 AM (54 mins)
Briefing from the Utility Regulator
• Ms Tanya Hedley, Utility Regulator Northern Ireland
• Mr John Mills, Utility Regulator Northern Ireland

Public from 11:45 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Transport Regulation Unit
• Dr Chris Hughes, DfI
• Mr David Mullan, DfI

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
12:25 PMRoom 30Audit Committee

Public from 12:25 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:32 PM (19 mins)
Powers of the Audit Committee & related matters

Public from 12:51 PM (1 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman – Budget 2021-2022 - Follow Up Written Briefing

Public from 12:52 PM (18 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman – Ombudsman’s Report 2019-20, Northern Ireland Local Government Commissioner for Standards Annual Report 2018-19 and Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman Annual Report 2018-19
• Ms Margaret Kelly, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Mr Paul McFadden, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Mr John McGinnity, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Public from 1:10 PM (1 mins)
Northern Ireland Audit Office – Budget 2021-2022 - Follow Up Written Briefing

Public from 1:11 PM (21 mins)
Northern Ireland Audit Office – Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
• Ms Pamela McCreedy, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 1:32 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:01 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (87 mins)
Oral Evidence - Briefing from the Minister of Finance - The impact of the Chancellor’s decision to cancel the UK Budget on the Assembly Budget for 2021/22
• Mr Conor Murphy, Minister of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF

Public from 3:34 PM (16 mins)
SR 2020/221 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Ian Snowden, DoF

Public from 3:50 PM (17 mins)
SL1 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Ian Snowden, DoF

Public from 4:07 PM (3 mins)
SL1 Draft Administration of Estates (Small Payments) (Increase of Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 4:10 PM (3 mins)
RaISe written briefing - An overview of COVID-19 funding in NI and the economic implications

Public from 4:13 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Closed from 2:03 PM (4 mins)
Legal Advice

Public from 2:07 PM (53 mins)
Committee Business

Brexit - Oral Evidence Session with Departmental Officials on Brexit Issues
• Dr Andrew McCormick, TEO
• Mr Tom Reid, TEO

Public from 3:00 PM (31 mins)
Allocation of Funding - Community Relations Council
• Ms Jacqueline Irwin, Community Relations Council
• Mr Paul Jordan, Community Relations Council

Public from 3:31 PM (21 mins)
SL1 - The Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Report from the Interim Advocate for Victims and Survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse - Written Briefing

Committee Business
Thursday 22 October 2020
9:32 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 9:32 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes - Briefing from Independent Health and Care Providers
• Ms Pauline Shepherd, Independent Health and Care Providers

Public from 10:35 AM (75 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes - Briefing from RQIA
• Dr Tony Stevens, Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
• Ms Emer Hopkins, Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority

Public from 11:50 AM (80 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes - Briefing from Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Social Worker
• Prof Charlotte McArdle, DoH
• Mr Sean Holland, DoH
• Mr Mark Lee, DoH

Public from 1:10 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - The Reciprocal and Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 1:15 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - Electronic Commerce Directive (Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc) (EU EXIT) Regulations 2020

Public from 1:20 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 1:25 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
9:33 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 9:33 AM (43 mins)
Committee Business - The Greenhouse Gas – UK Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

Public from 10:16 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:18 AM (30 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - The Greenhouse Gas Common Framework – UK Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020
• Mr John Mills, DAERA
• Mr Richard Coey, DAERA
• Mr Hugh McGinn, DAERA
• Mr Phil Elliott, DAERA

Public from 10:48 AM (7 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - The Plant Health and Diseases of Animals (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Naomi Callaghan, DAERA
• Ms Diane Stevenson, DAERA
• Mr Darrin Fullerton, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - The Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (NI) 2020
• Mr Jim Crummie, DAERA
• Mr John Joe O'Boyle, DAERA
• Ms Diane Stevenson, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - Agriculture, Animals and Aquaculture (Health, Identification, Welfare, Trade etc.) (Amd) (EU Exit) Reg (NI) 2020
• Ms Naomi Callaghan, DAERA
• Mr Darrin Fullerton, DAERA
• Ms Donna Lyons, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA

Public from 10:55 AM (3 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/WST/04 - The Waste and Environmental Permitting etc. (Legislative Functions and Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (Cat 3)

Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/AQ/04 - Air Quality (Northern Ireland Protocol) Regulations 2020 (Cat 2)
• Mr Colin Nugent, DAERA
• Ms Caroline Barry, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/CHM/12 - The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (Cat 2)

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SI Defra/ENV/23 - The Environment (Miscellaneous) Amendments (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (Cat 1)

Oral Evidence from DAERA - RESERVED: Defra/WST/09 - The Hazardous Substances and Packaging (Legislative Functions and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 10:58 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Written Briefing DAERA - Update on EU Exit Preparation and Delivery

Written Briefing DAERA - Written Briefing DAERA - Consultation on Further Education Support and Charging Policy at CAFRE

Public from 10:59 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business

Closed from 11:02 AM (17 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business
10:01 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:01 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:16 AM (81 mins)
Impact of Covid 19 on Local Football - Briefing by IFA
• Mr David Martin, Irish Football Association
• Mr Patrick Nelson, Irish Football Association

Suspension from 11:37 AM (6 mins)

Public from 11:43 AM (77 mins)
Pension Schemes Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Gerry McCann, DfC
• Ms Doreen Roy, DfC

Westminster Pension Schemes Bill Legislative Consent Motion

Public from 1:00 PM (12 mins)
SL1 The Fines (Deductions from Benefits) Regulations (NI) 2020

Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

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

Public from 2:03 PM (110 mins)
Briefing by the Equality Coalition
• Ms Patricia McKeown, Equality Coalition
• Mr Daniel Holder, Equality Coalition

Public from 3:53 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Closed from 2:04 PM (11 mins)
Standing Order 42A – Legislative Consent Motions - Procedural Advice
• Mr Paul Gill, Clerk Assistant

Public from 2:15 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:20 PM (108 mins)
New Legal Framework for the Personal Injury Discount Rate - Summary of Consultation Responses and Proposed Way Forward
• Ms Laurene McAlpine, DoJ
• Ms Jane Maguire, DoJ
• Mr Martin Moore, DoJ

Simplifying the Legal Aid Approval Process for Engagement of Expert Witnesses in Family Proceedings in the Magistrates' Courts - Summary of Consultation Responses and Proposed Way Forward
• Mr Stephen Martin, DoJ
• Mr John Bradley, DoJ

SL1: The Maximum Number of Judges (Northern Ireland) Order 2020

SI: The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SI: The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Community Safety Board and Framework - Overview

Private Family Law Early Resolution Action Plan

5 Year Problem Solving Justice Strategy

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service Business Recovery Update

Public from 4:08 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:07 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (76 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Evidence Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Ms Sue Gray, DoF
• Mr Paul Duffy, DoF
• Mr Ian Snowden, DoF

Suspension from 3:35 PM (10 mins)

Public from 3:45 PM (40 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Evidence session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Ms Sue Gray, DoF
• Mr Paul Duffy, DoF

Closed from 4:25 PM (16 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Discussions with NIAO officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:41 PM (20 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Issues paper
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Karen Armstrong, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Suzanne Murphy, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 5:01 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

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