Business Diary

Monday 21 February 2022 - Friday 25 February 2022

* 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 21 February 2022
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 22 February 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:30 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:30 PM (25 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 23 February 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
9:08 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:08 AM (17 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:25 AM (53 mins)
Delivering a Better Education Estate for Future Generations - Oral briefing from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Mr Emmet McDonough-Brown, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Paul Bagust, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Public from 10:18 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2022/45 The Education (Curriculum Minimum Content) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (30 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 10:30 AM (60 mins)

Public from 11:30 AM (60 mins)
Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill - Briefing from The Women’s Policy Group
• Ms Clare Moore, Women's Policy Group
• Ms Alexa Moore, Women's Policy Group
• Ms Alex Brennan, Women's Policy Group
• Ms Caoímhe McNeill, Women's Policy Group

Public from 12:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:40 PM (10 mins)
Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill

SL1 - The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

The Provisional Late Payments (Commercial Transactions) Common Framework - Research and Information Service (RaISe) Briefing Paper

Public from 12:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMRoom 30Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:02 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:04 AM (6 mins)
SL1 The Vennel, Bangor (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 The Foreglen Road, Dungiven (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022 41 The Century Street, Belfast (Footway) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland)

SR 2022 44 The Bus Operator (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

Public from 10:10 AM (16 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Road Safety Strategy
• Ms Caroline Hobson, DfI
• Dr Chris Hughes, DfI

Public from 10:26 AM (54 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Draft Railway (Safety Management) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations
• Mr Graeme Banks, DfI
• Mr Antony McDaid, DfI

Public from 11:20 AM (47 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Biennial MOT Testing
• Dr Chris Hughes, DfI
• Mr Adrian Borland, DfI

Public from 12:07 PM (4 mins)
CLG Report on Strengthening Committee Scrutiny

Public from 12:11 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
12:43 PMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 12:43 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:52 PM (62 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Briefing by Commissioner for Standards on Investigation Report
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 1:54 PM (6 mins)
Review of procedural practices for Committee's adjudication role - RaISe briefing
• Mr Ray McCaffrey, Research Officer

Closed from 2:00 PM (15 mins)
Review of procedural practices for Committee's adjudication role - Commissioner briefing
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 2:15 PM (2 mins)
All-Party Group (APG) Update

Closed from 2:17 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:03 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (41 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - 2022-25 Draft Budget - PFSU
• Ms Rachel Keyes, Research Officer
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer
• Nathan Mulholland, Research Officer

Public from 2:46 PM (4 mins)
2022-25 Draft Budget - Draft Committee compilation report - written briefing

Public from 2:50 PM (47 mins)
Oral Briefing - Amendment to Technical Booklet Guidance – Nearly Zero Energy Buildings – Department of Finance
• John Burke, DoF
• Ronan Casey, DoF

Public from 3:39 PM (21 mins)
Oral Briefing - Amendment to Guidance – Changing Place Toilets – Department of Finance
• Billy Black, DoF
• Paul Daly, DoF

Public from 4:00 PM (43 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SL1 The Pensions Increase (Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SL1 The Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SL1 The Rate Relief (Lone Pensioner Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2022/50: The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2022/51: The Rates (Small Business Hereditament Relief) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Oral Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - Draft SR - The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Registration of deaths and still-births) (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Kathie Walker, DoF

Oral Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2022/48 The Marriage, Civil Partnership and Civil Registration (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Kathie Walker, DoF

Public from 4:43 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:57 PM (9 mins)
RHI Disciplinary Process - Disciplinary Process and Action Plan – Committee motion - written briefing
2:05 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:05 PM (77 mins)
Committee Business

Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill - Council for Catholic Maintained Schools and Catholic Schools' Trustee Service - Oral Briefing
• Mr Gerry Campbell, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
• Mr Tony McCusker, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
• Mrs Patricia Carville, Council for Catholic Maintained Schools
• Bishop Donal McKeown, Catholic Schools' Trustee Service

Public from 3:22 PM (43 mins)
Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill - Integrated Education Fund and Ulster University - Oral Briefing
• Mr Paul Collins, Integrated Education Fund
• Dr Matthew Milliken, Ulster University
• Mrs Katrina Crilly, Oakgrove Integrated College

Public from 4:05 PM (1 mins)
SL1 - The Departments (Transfer of Functions) (Appeals Service) Order

Public from 4:06 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
3:02 PMVirtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Closed from 3:02 PM (38 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) 2022 Act

Committee Business

Closed from 3:40 PM (2 mins)
Standing Order 3 - Legal Advice

Closed from 3:43 PM (16 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Final Report

Closed from 3:59 PM (11 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Final Report

Public from 4:10 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 4:13 PM (1 mins)
Standing Orders: Temporary Provision - Draft Motion

Public from 4:14 PM (2 mins)
Legacy Report - Discussion of Issues

Public from 4:16 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 24 February 2022
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (5 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Consideration of Draft Amendments

Public from 9:40 AM (45 mins)
Cancer Services - Briefing from the Cancer Charities
• Mr Richard Spratt, Cancer Focus NI
• Ms Margaret Carr, Cancer Research
• Ms Joan McEwan, Marie-Curie
• Mr Alasdair O’Hara, Macmillan Cancer Support

Public from 10:25 AM (45 mins)
Cancer Services - Briefing from the Department of Health
• Ms Gay Ireland, DoH
• Dr Tomas Adell, DoH
• Mr Paul Cavanagh, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 11:10 AM (5 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Consideration of Final Report

Public from 11:15 AM (5 mins)
SR 2022/31 The Pharmaceutical Services (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 11:20 AM (5 mins)
Draft UK SI The Human Medicines Regulations 2021 – Early Access to Medicines Scheme

Public from 11:25 AM (5 mins)
Draft UK SI The Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) Amendment (Regulations) 2022

Public from 11:30 AM (10 mins)
SR 2022/43 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Ms Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Carole Doherty, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (10 mins)
SR 2022/46 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Information to Passengers) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Ms Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH
• Ms Carole Doherty, DoH

Public from 11:50 AM (30 mins)
SR 2022/47 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions, Wearing of Face Coverings) (Revocation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
• Mr David Hughes, DoF
• Mr Niall Donnelly, DoH

Public from 12:20 PM (5 mins)
SL1 The Health and Social Care Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
SL1 The Health and Personal Social Services Medical Profession (Responsible Officers) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
9:36 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Communities

Public from 9:36 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:40 AM (27 mins)
Departmental briefing on the Sub-Regional Stadia Programme
• Ms Shirley Chambers, DfC
• Ms Kathryn Hill, DfC

Public from 10:07 AM (17 mins)
Departmental briefing on the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (NI) 2021 Phase 2 Commencement
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC

Suspension from 10:24 AM (17 mins)

Public from 10:41 AM (60 mins)
Departmental briefing on the Notice to Quit Consultation
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC
• Ms Rhonda McFall, DfC

Public from 11:41 AM (42 mins)
Briefing on the Work of the Community Development Networks Forum
• Ms Janice Cherry, Carrickfergus Community Forum
• Ms Deborah Neill, Larne Community Development Project
• Mr Raymond Jackson, Confederation of Community Groups
• Ms Roisin McLaughlin, North West Community Network
• Ms Louise Little, North Down Community Network
• Ms Cathy Polly, Ards Community Network

Public from 12:23 PM (8 mins)
SL1 Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order (NI) 2022

SL1 Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (NI) 2022

SL1 The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (NI) 2022.

SL1 The Social Security Benefits (Claims & Payments) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2022

Committee Business

Public from 12:31 PM (6 mins)
Department briefing on Betting Bill Amendments for Further Consideration Stage
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC

Public from 12:37 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:38 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:03 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:17 AM (17 mins)
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2022 - Oral Briefing - DAERA
• Ms Nichola Connery, DAERA
• Mr Steve Boyd, DAERA

Public from 10:34 AM (38 mins)
The Plant Health & Plant Varieties & Seeds Common Frameworks - Stakeholder Oral Evidence Session
• Ms Sally Cullimore, Horticultural Trades Association
• Mr Ian Duff, Ulster Arable Society
• Mr Bruce Steele, Ulster Arable Society
• Mr George Reid, Ulster Grassland
• Mr Malachy Mason, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Mr Doug Thomson, Growers NI
• Mr Peter Donnelly, NI Soft Fruit Growers' Association
• Mr John Shannon, Horticultural Trades Association

Public from 11:12 AM (1 mins)
Fisheries and Seafood Delivery Programme - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:13 AM (1 mins)
Register of those Convicted of Animal Cruelty Offences - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:14 AM (4 mins)
AFBI, QUB and Teagasc Work on Carbon Sequestration - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:18 AM (1 mins)
Consultation on Proposals for Inshore Vessel Monitoring System for Fishing Vessels under 12m Overall Length - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:19 AM (1 mins)
Review of Environmental Powers of Entry and Draft Code of Practice - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 11:20 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:22 AM (22 mins)
Strengthening Committee Scrutiny - Written Briefing - Chairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 11:44 AM (14 mins)
Women in Agriculture Summary Report Draft and Proposed Committee Motion - Written Briefing
1:00 PMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Concurrent Committee of the Committee for Health and the Committee for Justice

Public from 1:00 PM (5 mins)
Apologies

Public from 1:05 PM (70 mins)
RQIA Report on a review of services for vulnerable persons detained in NI prisons
• Ms Roisin Coulter, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
• Margaret O'Kane, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
• Rachel Gibbs, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
• Paul Turley, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Robbie Davis, DoH
• Siobhan Donald, Public Health Agency
• Mr Ronnie Armour, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr David Kennedy, Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Ms Julie Anderson, Northern Ireland Prison Service

Public from 2:15 PM (5 mins)
Date, Time and Place of next meeting
2:00 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:08 PM (81 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - NILGA Evidence Session: NILGA Evidence Session
• Mr Steven Corr, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Cllr Robert Irvine, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Ms Karen Smith, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Suspension from 3:29 PM (6 mins)

Closed from 3:35 PM (19 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - Committee Discussion of Evidence Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Claire Turner, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 3:54 PM (23 mins)
Inquiry into Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland - First Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Julie Canning, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:17 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - Draft Press Release

Closed from 4:20 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:32 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:32 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:37 PM (166 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Consideration of Text of Amendments
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ
• Ms Lorraine Ferguson, DoJ

Role of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) in relation to NI Prison Service Care and Supervision Units - Oral evidence session with Representatives of the IMB
• Mr Patsy McGonagle, Independent Monitoring Board Exeq. Council
• Mr John Denvir, Independent Monitoring Board Exeq. Council

SL1 - Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 - Oral evidence session with Departmental Officials
• Ms Lynne Curran, DoJ
• Ms Antonia Hoskins, DoJ

Draft Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion - Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Draft Committee Report

SL1 - The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

SL1 - Judicial Pensions Regulations (Amendments to the Northern Ireland Judicial Pension Scheme to ensure parity with its England and Wales counterparts) - written paper

SL1 - The Court of Judicature (Non-Contentious Probate) Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

SL1 - The County Court Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

SL1 - The Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

Phase 2 of the Review of the PSNI Injury Benefit Scheme - Update - written paper

Proposals Arising from the Third Statutory Review of the Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 - Proposed Consultation - written paper

Registered Intermediary Support in the Civil and Family Courts - Proposed Consultation - written paper

Chairpersons' Liasion Group Draft Report on Strengthening Committee Scrutiny

Public from 5:23 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 5:28 PM (28 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Potential Amendments
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, Assembly Clerk

Public from 5:56 PM (2 mins)

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