Business Diary

Monday 19 April 2021 - Friday 23 April 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 19 April 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 20 April 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:08 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:08 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 21 April 2021
9:39 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:39 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:43 AM (105 mins)
Special Educational Needs Education - Children's Law Centre - Oral briefing
• Ms Rachel Hogan, Children's Law Centre

Public from 11:28 AM (103 mins)
Special Educational Needs - Education Authority - Oral briefing
• Ms Sara Long, Education Authority
• Ms Una Turbitt, Education Authority
• Ms Cynthia Currie, Education Authority

Public from 1:11 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:05 AM (40 mins)
Briefing from the Financial Services Union - Bank branch closures
• Sharon McAuley, Financial Services Union
• Mr John O’Connell, Financial Services Union
• Brian McDowell, Financial Services Union

Public from 10:45 AM (45 mins)
Briefing from the Utility Regulator - Update on current issues
• Mr John French, Utility Regulator Northern Ireland
• Mr Kevin Shiels, Utility Regulator Northern Ireland
• Ms Roisin McLaughlin, Utility Regulator Northern Ireland

Public from 11:30 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2021/103 The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Protection from Suffering Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:40 AM (24 mins)
Committee Business
10:07 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:07 AM (18 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:26 AM (116 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Departmental Update and Current Issues
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Ms Sian Kerr, DfI
• Mr Jeremy Logan, Driver and Vehicle Agency

Public from 12:23 PM (44 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Budget
• Ms Linda MacHugh, DfI
• Ms Susan Anderson, DfI
• Mr John Irvine, DfI

Public from 1:07 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:02 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (51 mins)
Oral Evidence - Northern Ireland Committee – Irish Congress of Trade Unions – Public Sector Pensions
• Alison Millar, Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance
• Dessie Lowry, Royal College of Nursing
• Jim Quinn, Fire Brigades Union
• Nuala O'Donnell, Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Public from 2:58 PM (17 mins)
Oral Briefing - Department of Finance - Reform of Property Management Programme
• Derek Kennedy, DoF

Public from 3:15 PM (31 mins)
RaISe Oral Presentation - UK Internal Market Act 2020
• Mr Aidan Stennett, Research Officer

Public from 3:46 PM (14 mins)
Written Briefing - SL1 Small Business Rate Relief Scheme

Oral Briefing - Subordinate Legislation – SL1: The Official Statistics (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Dr Tracy Power, DoF

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Scheme (NI) 2021

Public from 4:00 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business
2:06 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:06 PM (82 mins)
Committee Business

Historical Institutional Abuse - Oral Briefing by the Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse (COSICA)
• Ms Fiona Ryan, The Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse

Suspension from 3:28 PM (7 mins)

Public from 3:35 PM (33 mins)
Carnegie UK Trust – Citizen Engagement and the Programme for Government - Oral Briefing
• Ms Sarah Davidson, Carnegie UK Trust

Public from 4:08 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:32 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:32 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:33 PM (3 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Draft Terms of Reference

Public from 2:36 PM (13 mins)
Members' Statements

Public from 2:49 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 22 April 2021
9:15 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:15 AM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:34 AM (15 mins)
Pension Schemes Bill
• Ms Doreen Roy, DfC
• Mr Gerry McCann, DfC

Public from 9:49 AM (17 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC

Public from 10:06 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:13 AM (165 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Bill Office Briefing
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk
9:32 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (70 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Ministerial update
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health
• Prof. Sir Michael McBride, DoH

Public from 10:45 AM (90 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Rebuilding services
• Mr Peter Jakobsen, DoH
• Ms Lisa McWilliams, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 12:15 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/71 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:25 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/91 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:35 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/93 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/96 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:55 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/97 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment) Regulations 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 1:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes

Public from 1:10 PM (37 mins)
Committee Business
9:33 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:33 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (117 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports
• Ms Anne Donaghy, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
• Councillor Peter Johnston, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Closed from 11:32 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 11:40 AM (5 mins)

Public from 11:45 AM (37 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - The Horse Racing (Amendment) Bill - Outcome of consultation and policy position on DAERA Bill
• Mrs Colette McMaster, DAERA
• Mr John Terrington, DAERA

Public from 12:22 PM (58 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Mid and East Antrim Borough Council – Shared Environmental Services – Its role and remit, planning in rural areas and farming communities
• Ms Nicola Rowles, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
• Mr Paul Duffy, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:03 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:11 PM (49 mins)
Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Informal Deliberations
• Mr Glyn Capper, DoJ
• Laura Mallon, DoJ

Protection from Stalking Bill - Update on written evidence

Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Content at Introduction and Planned Departmental Amendments

SL1: The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) 2021

2021-22 Department of Justice Final Budget Allocations

Report into the Legislative Error in the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 - Implementation of Recommendations

Consultation on the Development of a Joint Secure Care and Justice Campus for Children on the Woodlands/Lakewood site - Summary of key points raised in the responses

Civil Legal Aid Reform: Legal Aid for Mediation in Non-Family Cases - Proposed Consultation

Public from 3:00 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:16 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:16 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:24 PM (6 mins)
Ministerial Direction
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:30 PM (90 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Evidence Session 1
• Mr Steven Agnew, Renewable NI
• Mr Russel Smyth, KPMG Ireland
• Mr Michael Thompson, Everun
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Public from 4:00 PM (36 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Evidence Session 2
• Professor Gordan Hughes, University of Edinburgh
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:36 PM (10 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Discussions with NIAO following evidence session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:46 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

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