Business Diary

Monday 24 January 2022 - Friday 28 January 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 24 January 2022
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 25 January 2022
9:09 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Public from 9:09 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:10 AM (58 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Closed from 10:08 AM (24 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Public from 10:32 AM (15 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Clause by Clause
• Ms Martina Campbell, DfC
• Mr Ciaran Mee, DfC

Closed from 10:47 AM (41 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Dilberations
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:50 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:50 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:51 PM (14 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Consideration of Departmental Amendments

Public from 1:05 PM (10 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Clause by Clause Consideration

Closed from 1:15 PM (15 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Consideration of Draft Report

Closed from 1:30 PM (15 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Consideration of Bill Sponsor Amendments

Public from 1:45 PM (10 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Clause by Clause Consideration

Closed from 1:55 PM (15 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Consideration of Draft Report

Public from 2:10 PM (37 mins)
Committee Business
1:04 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:04 PM (33 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 26 January 2022
9:44 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:44 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:57 AM (63 mins)
Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Oral Briefing from Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People (NICCY)
• Ms Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Public from 11:00 AM (38 mins)
Education (Curriculum Minimum Content) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022 - SL1 - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Sam Dempster, DE
• Dr Suzanne Kingon, DE

Public from 11:38 AM (56 mins)
Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Oral Briefing from Pat Catney MLA, Bill Sponsor
• Mr Pat Catney, MLA
• Mr Johnny McCarthy, Social Democratic and Labour Party

Closed from 12:34 PM (40 mins)
Period Products (Free Provision) Bill - Deliberation on Period Products (Free Provision) Bill

Committee Business
10:01 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Economy

Public from 10:01 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (90 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Budget / ERAP/ Energy Strategy
• Mr Gordon Lyons, Minister for the Economy
• Mr Paul Grocott, DfE
• Mr Richard Rodgers, DfE

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

Public from 11:50 AM (4 mins)
SR 2022/004 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Early Termination of Part 2 of Schedule 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022/009 The Mines (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill

Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill

Small-Scale Green Energy Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

Public from 11:54 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
10:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:08 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business

Public from 10:10 AM (2 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - Negative Resolution

Public from 10:12 AM (2 mins)
Briefing from Translink - Budget Impact
• Mr Chris Conway, Translink

Public from 10:14 AM (77 mins)
Departmental Briefing - EV Infrastructure Task Force
• Ms Liz Loughran, DfI
• Mr Tim Weir, DfI
• Mr John Starkey, DfI

Public from 11:31 AM (21 mins)
Written Briefing - Scrutiny of Transport Common Frameworks

Public from 11:53 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business

Public from 12:01 PM (9 mins)
12:42 PMRoom 29Audit Committee

Closed from 12:42 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:43 PM (10 mins)
Review of the governance and accountability arrangements for the Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) and the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) - Consideration of draft report

Public from 12:53 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:01 PM (9 mins)
Comptroller and Auditor General Salary Arrangements

Public from 1:10 PM (14 mins)
Northern Ireland Assembly Commission Budget - Consideration of thresholds on Committee input to in-year adjustments

Public from 1:24 PM (5 mins)
Membership and quorum of the Audit Committee

Public from 1:29 PM (3 mins)
Draft Budget 2022- 2025

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

Public from 2:01 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:02 PM (9 mins)
Defamation Bill - Committee Stage - Agreement of Report

Public from 2:11 PM (94 mins)
Oral Evidence - Northern Ireland Fiscal Council - 2022-25 Draft Budget Report
• Sir Robert Chote, Northern Ireland Fiscal Council
• Maureen O'Reilly, Northern Ireland Fiscal Council
• Professor Alan Barrett, Northern Ireland Fiscal Council
• Dr Esmond Birnie, Northern Ireland Fiscal Council

Public from 3:45 PM (36 mins)
Oral Evidence - January Monitoring Round overview – Department of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Thomas Byrne, DoF
• Anne Scott, DoF

Public from 4:21 PM (7 mins)
Second Legislative Consent Motion – Amendments to the Public Service Pensions & Judicial Offices Bill - Written Briefing - NIC-ICTU

Public from 4:28 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: SL1: The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations NI 2022

Public from 4:29 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:03 PM (90 mins)
Committee Business

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy - Departmental Officials - Oral Briefing
• Ms Claire Archbold, TEO
• Ms Geraldine Fee, TEO

Public from 3:33 PM (36 mins)
Fair Employment (School Teachers) Bill - Bill Sponsor - Oral Briefing
• Mr Chris Lyttle, MLA

Public from 4:09 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:32 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Communities

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

Public from 2:33 PM (4 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Committee Report

Public from 2:37 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 27 January 2022
9:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:00 AM (28 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022

SL1 The Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022

SL1 The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 The Social Security Up-rating Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022/25 The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Extension) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Suspension from 9:28 AM (11 mins)

Public from 9:39 AM (63 mins)
Departmental briefing on Energy Support Schemes
• Ms Anne McCleary, DfC
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Mr Gareth Kelly, DfC

Suspension from 10:42 AM (15 mins)

Public from 10:57 AM (1 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill

Public from 10:58 AM (32 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Briefing by Law Society
• Mr Brian Carson, Law Society Northern Ireland
• Ms Catherine Heyes, Law Society Northern Ireland
• Mr Stuart Harper, Law Society Northern Ireland

Public from 11:30 AM (36 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Anne McCleary, DfC
• Ms Una McConnell, DfC
• Ms Hayley Ward, DfC

Public from 12:06 PM (2 mins)
SL1 Energy Payment Support Scheme Regulations (NI) 2022

Committee Business
9:33 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Closed from 9:33 AM (17 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Further consideration of amendments and draft report

Public from 9:50 AM (10 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Formal clause by clause

Public from 10:00 AM (20 mins)
Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill - Consideration of Final Report

Public from 10:20 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:25 AM (20 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Consideration of Final Report

Public from 10:45 AM (60 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Evidence session from AHPF NI, RCN, Marie Curie and NIC- ICTU
• Ms Joan McEwan, Marie-Curie
• Ms Dolores McCormick, Royal College of Nursing
• Ms Leandre Archer, Allied Health Professions Federation Northern Ireland
• Ms Tanya Killen, Northern Ireland Committee - Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Public from 11:45 AM (30 mins)
SR 2021/342 The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Canice Ward, DoH
• Mr Aaron McKendry, DoH
• Ms Isobel Riddell, DoH
• Mr Michael Harkin, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (30 mins)
SL1 on UKSI: The Human Medicines (Coronavirus and Influenza) (Amendment) Regulations 2022
• Ms Karen Simpson, DoH
• Mr Chris Garland, DoH
• Mr Martin Coleman, DoH
• Mr Alasdair MacInnes, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (45 mins)
LCM - Virginity testing and hymenoplasty
• Mr Mark McGuicken, DoH
• Ms Kerry Loveland-Morrison, DoH
• Ms Laura Smyth, DoH
• Mr Philip Totten, DoH

Public from 1:30 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:04 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:11 AM (64 mins)
2022-25 Draft Budget - DAERA Oral Briefing
• Mr Roger Downey, DAERA
• Mr Richard McAuley, DAERA
• Mr William Peel, DAERA
• Mr Arron Wright, DAERA

Public from 11:15 AM (49 mins)
Impact of Trade Deals with Australia & New Zealand - DAERA Oral Briefing
• Mr Seamus McErlean, DAERA
• Mr Mark McLean, DAERA

Public from 12:04 PM (68 mins)
NIEA Oversight of Dalradian - DAERA Oral Briefing
• Ms Liz Smyth, DAERA
• Mr Neil McAllister, DAERA
• Ms Stephanie Millar, DAERA

Public from 1:12 PM (1 mins)
A Green Economy - Renewable NI Oral Briefing
• Mr Steven Agnew, Renewable NI
• Ms Rachel Anderson, Renewable NI
• Mr Russell Smyth, KPMG Ireland

Public from 1:13 PM (1 mins)
SR 338/2021: The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021 - Written Briefing

Public from 1:14 PM (1 mins)
The Spring Traps Approval (Amendment) Order (NI) 2021 - Written Briefing

Public from 1:15 PM (1 mins)
AFBI, QUB and Teagasc Work on Carbon Sequestration - DAERA Written Briefing

Public from 1:16 PM (1 mins)
Bio-Methane Stakeholder Group Bi-Monthly Update - DAERA Written Briefing

Public from 1:17 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:22 PM (1 mins)
Future Agricultural Policy - Consultation Responses - Committee Discussion

Closed from 1:23 PM (5 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Preparation for Consideration of Climate Change (No.2) Bill
2:05 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:05 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:12 PM (8 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Omicron Hospitality Payment
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:20 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into Broadband Investment in Northern Ireland - First Issues paper
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Julie Canning, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:35 PM (10 mins)
Inquiry into Closing the Gap - Social Deprivation and Links to Educational Attainment - Final Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:45 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:14 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:14 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (106 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Consideration of Draft Report

Department of Justice Draft Budget 2022 – 2025 - Oral evidence session with the Youth Justice Agency
• Mr Stephen Martin, DoJ
• Ms Claire Taylor, Youth Justice Agency
• Mr Paul Gibson, Youth Justice Agency

Deaths Abroad - Final Report on the Commencement of Section 49(1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 - Oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Ms Laurene McAlpine, DoJ
• Mr Andrew Robinson, DoJ

SR 2021/339: The Magistrates’ Courts (Licensing) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1 - The Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2022 - written paper

Public from 4:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

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