Business Diary

Monday 22 March 2021 - Friday 26 March 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 22 March 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 23 March 2021
10:03 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:05 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (60 mins)
SL1 - The Education (Student Fees and Support) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/50 - The Education (Student Support, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 – Higher Education Student Support Interventions – Covid-19 Study Disruption Payments

SR 2021/52 - The Covid-19 Study Disruption Payment Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/53 - The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/61 - The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period in Schedule 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Amendment of Certain Relevant Periods) (No.3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 – Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance

Public from 11:15 AM (12 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:11 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:11 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:35 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 2:35 PM (93 mins)
Committee Business

Minister of Education - Oral briefing on school restart and related issues
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mrs Karen McCullough, DE
• Mr James Hutchinson, DE
• Mr Peter Hutchinson, DE

Committee Business
Wednesday 24 March 2021
9:34 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:34 AM (36 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:10 AM (75 mins)
General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) - Oral briefing from GTCNI
• Mr Sam Gallaher, General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

Public from 11:25 AM (76 mins)
General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI) - Oral briefing from Department of Education
• Ms Alison Chambers, DE
• Mr Alan Boyd, DE

Public from 12:41 PM (56 mins)
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA): Centre Determined Assessments - Oral briefing from CCEA
• Mr Justin Edwards, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
• Mr Tommy O'Reilly, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
• Ms Margaret Farragher, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Public from 1:37 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberConcurrent Committee of the Committee for the Economy, Committee for Infrastructure and Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

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

Public from 10:05 AM (120 mins)
Briefing from The Trader Support Service (TSS) & Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) – Impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol
• Mr Aidan Reilly, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
• Ms Julie Etheridge, Trader Support Services
• Christian Benson, Fujitsu
• Mrs Mary Scullion, Fujitsu

Public from 12:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
12:06 PMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 12:06 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:12 PM (36 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Update on the Energy Strategy
• Mr Richard Rodgers, DfE
• Mr Thomas Byrne, DfE

Public from 12:48 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
12:51 PMRoom 29Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Informal from 12:51 PM (40 mins)
Informal Planning Session
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:02 PM (48 mins)
Oral Briefing - Department of Finance – NI Procurement Board update
• Mr Des Armstrong, DoF
• Paul Browne, DoF

Public from 2:50 PM (37 mins)
Oral Briefing - NI Assembly EU Affairs Manager – Withdrawal Agreement Structures
• Ms Shauna Mageean, AG5

Public from 3:27 PM (13 mins)
RaISe written briefing - Building Regulations RoI
• Dr Dan Hull, Research Officer

Public from 3:40 PM (7 mins)
Written Briefing - SL1: The Rates (Exemption for automatic telling machines in rural areas) Regulations (NI) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: Financial Assistance (Airports) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: The Rates (Small Business Hereditament Relief) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (Supplementary Support Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (Soft Play Businesses) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SR 2021/56 The Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 3:47 PM (24 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:11 PM (2 mins)
Correspondence - RHI Disciplinary Process

Closed from 4:13 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:04 PM (34 mins)
Committee Business

Programme for Government - Outcomes Framework - NI Assembly Research and Information Service
• Mr Stephen Orme, Research Officer

Public from 2:38 PM (57 mins)
Programme for Government - Consultation - Oral evidence session with Departmental officials
• Mr Chris Stewart, TEO
• Mr Geoffrey Simpson, TEO
• Ms Joanne Cartland, TEO

Suspension from 3:35 PM (6 mins)

Public from 3:41 PM (50 mins)
UK Exit from EU - Post-Brexit Transition - Oral Evidence Session with Business Organisations
• Mr Fergal O'Brien, Ibec
• Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland
• Mr Michael D'Arcy, IBEC/CBI NI Joint Business Council

Public from 4:31 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:34 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:34 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:37 PM (15 mins)
Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition
• Mr Trevor Reaney , Consultant

Public from 2:52 PM (3 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Update

Public from 2:55 PM (4 mins)
Proxy Voting - Further Consideration

Public from 2:59 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:01 PM (14 mins)
Strategic Planning - Update
Thursday 25 March 2021
9:18 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:18 AM (51 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 The Universal Credit (Extension of Coronavirus) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/66 The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order (NI) 2021

Suspension from 10:09 AM (5 mins)

Public from 10:14 AM (42 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC

Closed from 10:56 AM (132 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Bill Office
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk
9:33 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (70 mins)
Briefing on GP Services - Royal College of General Practitioners and BMA GP Committee
• Dr Laurence Dorman, Royal College of General Practitioners NI
• Dr Alan Stout, British Medical Association (NI)

Public from 10:45 AM (90 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Hyponatraemia Related Deaths Report recommendations
• Ms Donna Ruddy, DoH
• Mr Quentin Oliver, DoH
• Ms Karen Jeffrey, DoH
• Mr David Best, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/47 The Recovery of Health Services Charges (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:25 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

Closed from 1:00 PM (18 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill
10:04 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:04 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:07 AM (71 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Programme for Government
• Mr Arron Wright, DAERA
• Mr Dave Foster, DoE
• Mr Michael McCallion, DAERA
• Mr David Kyle, DAERA

Public from 11:18 AM (2 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2021/44 The Zoonoses (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:20 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Green Growth Strategy Framework

Written Briefing DAERA - EU Transition Update

Written Briefing DAERA - Water Quality

Public from 11:21 AM (12 mins)
Written Briefing - Committee Consideration of Independent Panel for Review of Decisions
• Ms Barbara Love, Assembly Clerk

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

Closed from 11:35 AM (34 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Priorities
2:00 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

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

Public from 2:03 PM (30 mins)
Call for evidence; Survey Results: RaISe and Assembly Engagement
• Mr Robert Barry, Northern Ireland Assembly
• Mrs Louise Close, NI Assembly Engagement

Public from 2:33 PM (60 mins)
Briefing from the NICCY Youth Panel; Children and Young People's Rights
• Ms Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
• Miss Ciará Fettes, NICCY Youth Panel
• Miss Hanna Sabu, NICCY Youth Panel
• Miss Natasha Manganaro, NICCY Youth Panel
• Miss Madalaine Wilson, NICCY Youth Panel

Public from 3:33 PM (60 mins)
Briefing from Mr Niall Murphy; Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Mr Niall Murphy, KRW Law LLP

Public from 4:33 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:04 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (90 mins)
Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Research Papers on Reform of the Criminal Justice Process in other legislatures; and Statutory Time Limits in other legislatures

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill
• Mr Glyn Capper, DoJ
• Laura Mallon, DoJ

Second Statutory Review of the Magistrates’ Courts and County Court Appeals (Criminal Legal Aid) (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2009 - Post Consultation Report and proposed way forward
• Mr Stephen Martin, DoJ
• Ms Jill Trainor, DoJ
• Ms Ruth O Duinnín, DoJ

Protection from Stalking Bill - Delegated Powers Memorandum

Department of Justice Budget 2021-22

Places of Worship Protection Scheme for Northern Ireland

Judicial Pensions – Proposed Response to McCloud Judgement and Future Pension Reforms - Results of the Consultations and Proposals for Legislative Next Steps

Mandatory Retirement Age for Devolved Judicial Office Holders in Northern Ireland - Results of the Consultation and Proposals for Legislative Next Steps

Protect Duty – Making the Public Safer at Publicly Accessible Locations - Home Office Consultation

Committee Forward Work Programme

Public from 3:37 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:11 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:11 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:18 PM (9 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Department for the Economy - Proposal to provide all full time higher education students with a Covid-19 disruption payment of £500
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:27 PM (2 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Department for Health – Additional Financial Support to DOH Core Grant Funded Organisations 2020/21
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:29 PM (6 mins)
Ministerial Direction - The Executive Office – Travel Agent Support Scheme
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:35 PM (31 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Issues Paper
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:06 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

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