Business Diary

Monday 22 November 2021 - Friday 26 November 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 November 2021
9:26 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Closed from 9:26 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Committee Business
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 23 November 2021
9:02 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Closed from 9:02 AM (16 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:18 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Private Tenancies Bill

Public from 9:19 AM (58 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Briefing by NI Housing Executive
• Ms Grainia Long, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
• Ms Siobhan McCauley, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Public from 10:17 AM (24 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Briefing by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrators
• Mr Eamonn Hunt, Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrators
• Mr Daren King, Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrators
• Ms Kate Mutter- Bowen, Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrators
• Ms Alison MacDougall, Tenancy Deposit Scheme Administrators

Public from 10:41 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:21 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:21 AM (27 mins)
Committee Business

Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Closed from 9:48 AM (8 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Public from 9:56 AM (39 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Closed from 10:35 AM (13 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Public from 10:48 AM (48 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Formal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:46 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:46 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:47 PM (67 mins)
Winter pressures - Briefing from the Royal College of GPs NI and BMA NI GP committee
• Dr Laurence Dorman, Royal College of General Practitioners NI
• Dr Alan Stout, British Medical Association (NI)

Public from 1:54 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:04 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:04 PM (17 mins)
Committee Business
1:31 PMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 1:31 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:35 PM (7 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Draft Committee Report

Closed from 1:42 PM (6 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Draft Committee Report

Closed from 1:48 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 24 November 2021
9:37 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:37 AM (23 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (145 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Formal Consideration of Integrated Education Bill Committee Report

Committee Business
10:01 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:01 AM (17 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The Ardmillan Gardens Bangor (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Suspension from 10:18 AM (9 mins)

Public from 10:27 AM (25 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Proposals to Extend the Payment of Subsidy to NI Water in Lieu of Domestic Water Charges
• Ms Alison Clydesdale, DfI
• Mr Damian Curran, DfI
• Ms Julie-Ann Dutton, DfI

Public from 10:53 AM (47 mins)
Briefing from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - Whole Life Carbon Assessment
• Mr Emmet McDonough-Brown, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Mr Matthew Collins, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Public from 11:40 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business
10:08 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:08 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:11 AM (54 mins)
Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill - Briefing from Bill sponsor
• Miss Rachel Woods, MLA

Public from 11:05 AM (40 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill - Briefing from Renewable NI
• Mr Steven Agnew, Renewable NI
• Mr Stuart Hobbs, SSE Airtricity

Public from 11:45 AM (40 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill - Briefing from Dr Patrick Keatley
• Dr Patrick Keatley, Ulster University

Public from 12:25 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:35 PM (10 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill

Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill

SR 2021/000 The High Street (Coronavirus, Financial Assistance) Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Departmental Written Briefing - NI City & Growth Deals

Departmental Written Briefing - Outcome of the European Social Fund third Call

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
12:41 PMRoom 29Audit Committee

Public from 12:41 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:48 PM (4 mins)
NI Assembly Commission Budget: Consideration of thresholds on Committee input to in-year adjustments

Suspension from 12:52 PM (9 mins)

Public from 1:01 PM (3 mins)
Codification of the Audit Committee’s function in relation to agreeing the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission budget

Public from 1:04 PM (3 mins)
Appointment of NIAO Chairman and Non-Executive Directors

Public from 1:07 PM (12 mins)
Draft Budget 2022- 2025 - NI Audit Office (NIAO)
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Brian O'Neill, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 1:19 PM (11 mins)
Draft Budget 2022- 2025 - NI Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO)
• Ms Margaret Kelly, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Mr Sean Martin, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman
• Mr John McGinnity, Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Public from 1:30 PM (12 mins)
Draft Budget 2022- 2025 - NI Assembly Commission
• Mrs Lesley Hogg, Assembly Clerk
• Paula McClintock, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 1:42 PM (35 mins)
Consideration of Draft Committee Report – Budget 2022-25

Closed from 2:17 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (117 mins)
Oral Evidence - NICS Issues – HoCS and the Department of Finance
• Ms Jayne Brady, TEO
• Colum Boyle, DoF
• Bill Pauley, DoF
• Jill Minne, DoF

Public from 4:08 PM (37 mins)
Defamation Bill - Committee Stage – Oral Evidence from Dr Mark Hanna, QUB
• Dr Mark Hanna, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 4:45 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation - SR 2021/299 The General Register Office (Fees) Amendment Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - The Public Service Pensions (Valuations and Employer Cost Cap) (Amendment) Directions (NI) 2021

Public from 4:48 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:03 PM (39 mins)
Committee Business

UK Exit from EU - NI Assembly EU Affairs Manager - EU Matters Update (Oral Briefing)
• Ms Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager

Public from 2:42 PM (57 mins)
UK Exit from EU - Departmental Officials - EU Matters - Oral Briefing
• Ms Lynsey Moore, TEO
• Mr Tom Reid, TEO
• Ms Gail McKibbin, TEO

Public from 3:39 PM (95 mins)
Mother and Baby Homes - Oral Briefing
• Mr Eunan Duffy, Truth Recovery NI
• Mr Paul McClarey, Truth Recovery NI
• Ms Oonagh McAleer, Birth Mothers and their Children for Justice N.I.
• Ms Adele Johnstone, Birth Mothers and their Children for Justice N.I.

Public from 5:14 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 25 November 2021
VISITMaze Long Kesh Regeneration SiteCommittee for The Executive Office
9:05 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:05 AM (17 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:22 AM (11 mins)
Charities Bill - Clause by Clause Consideration
• Mr Martin Ireland, DfC
• Ms Colleen Bell, DfC

Closed from 9:33 AM (30 mins)
Charities Bill

Public from 10:03 AM (61 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC
• Ms Karen Barr, DfC

Public from 11:04 AM (66 mins)
Departmental briefing on Increased Housing Options
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Mr Paul Price, DfC

Public from 12:10 PM (56 mins)
Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Northern Ireland Turf Guardians' Association
• Mr Vincent Paul McLean, Northern Ireland Turf Guardians' Association
• Mr Gary Toal, Northern Ireland Turf Guardians' Association
• Mr Michael Fee, Northern Ireland Turf Guardians' Association

Public from 1:06 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
9:32 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
Adoption and Children Bill - Evidence session from Barnardos NI, Family Care Adoption Services and Family Routes
• Ms Helen Browne, Barnardo's Northern Ireland
• Ms Maggie McSorley, Family Care Adoption Services
• Ms Lynda Wilson, Family Routes
• Ms Roxanne Small, Family Routes

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill - Departmental response
• Mr Ian Plunkett, DoH
• Mr Ryan Wilson, DoH

Public from 11:35 AM (60 mins)
Autism (Amendment) Bill - Response from Bill Sponsor
• Mrs Pam Cameron, MLA
• Ms Kerry Boyd, Autism NI
• Ms Kelly Maxwell, Autism NI
• Dr Arlene Cassidy, Autism NI

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Handling arrangements

Public from 12:40 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/293 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Justin McCaughey, DoH
• Mrs Carol Picton-Lynas, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (5 mins)
The Smoke-Free (Private Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:50 PM (5 mins)
The Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:55 PM (5 mins)
The Tobacco Retailer (Fixed Penalty) (Amount) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 1:00 PM (15 mins)
SL1 - Coronavirus Act (Extension of Powers to Act for the Protection of Public Health) (NI) Order 2021
• Mr Richard Duffin, DoH

Public from 1:15 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
10:01 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:01 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:03 AM (37 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Informal Deliberations - Consideration of legal advice
• Mr Simon Kelly, Legal Advisor

Public from 10:40 AM (43 mins)
Raise Public Finance Scrutiny Unit - Oral Briefing - Costs of Emissions Targets
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer

Public from 11:23 AM (52 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:15 PM (21 mins)
Future Agricultural Policy - Consultation Responses - Framework Portfolio
• Mr Norman Fulton, DAERA
• Dr Rosemary Agnew, DAERA

Closed from 12:36 PM (46 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Informal Deliberations
• Ms Barbara Love, Assembly Clerk
• Mr Colin Breen, DAERA
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA
• Ms Arlene McGowan, DAERA
• Mr Ian Fleming, DAERA
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Closed from 2:00 PM (5 mins)
Protection from Stalking Bill - Consideration of final text of draft amendments – Advice from the Assembly Bill Clerk
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, Assembly Clerk

Public from 2:05 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (165 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with Victim Support NI
• Ms Janice Bunting, Victim Support NI

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with the NI Human Rights Commission
• Ms Alyson Kilpatrick, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Miss Rhyannon Blythe, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Sarah Simms, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with The Public Prosecution Service
• Mr Ciaran McQuillan, Public Prosecution Service

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with the PSNI
• Mr Anthony McNally, Police Service of Northern Ireland
• Ms Lindsay Fisher, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:20 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:20 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:22 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Memorandum of Response
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:25 PM (66 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - Oral Evidence from Department of Finance
• Colum Boyle, DoF
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Public from 3:31 PM (29 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - Oral Evidence from NI Fiscal Council
• Sir Robert Chote, Northern Ireland Fiscal Council
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF

Closed from 4:00 PM (9 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - Committee consideration of evidence
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:09 PM (8 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Issues paper
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Catherine O'Hagan, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:17 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:35 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:35 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

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