Business Diary

Monday 28 June 2021 - Friday 02 July 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 28 June 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:30 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 12:30 PM (4 mins)
European Affairs - Evidence session with Maroš Šefčovič
• Mr Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission

Committee Business

Public from 12:34 PM (81 mins)
Committee Business
3:35 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 3:35 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:46 PM (22 mins)
Written Briefing - Committee consideration of draft report - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority staff from Ports

Closed from 4:08 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Tuesday 29 June 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:04 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Finance

Closed from 12:04 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:05 PM (23 mins)
Committee’s Draft Report on an independent Fiscal Council for Northern Ireland

Closed from 12:28 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:01 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:01 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business
1:30 PMRoom 30Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 1:30 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:34 PM (37 mins)
Report on the Review of Opposition Entitlements
• Mr Trevor Reaney , Consultant

Public from 2:11 PM (7 mins)
Additional Review Topics: Follow-up actions.

Public from 2:18 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 30 June 2021
9:37 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Public from 9:37 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:51 AM (67 mins)
Youth Engagement - Northern Ireland Assembly Engagement Office Oral Briefing
• Mrs Louise Close, Outreach Manager
• Ms Marina McConville, AG5

Public from 10:58 AM (49 mins)
Youth Engagement - Department of Education Oral Briefing
• Mr Paul Brush, DE
• Mr Paul Wright, DE

Public from 11:47 AM (59 mins)
School Uniform Policy: Comparative Best Practice - Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service Oral Briefing
• Sinead McMurray, Research Officer

Public from 12:46 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

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

Public from 10:14 AM (51 mins)
Briefing from CCEA - Assessment and awarding of Qualifications
• Ms Margaret Farragher, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
• Ms Sharon King, Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
• Mr David Crosbie, DfE

Public from 11:05 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:15 AM (15 mins)
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

SL1 - The Education (Student Fees (Amounts), Loan Repayment and Support etc.) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

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

Closed from 11:40 AM (26 mins)
Briefing from the Bill Office - Bill Procedure
• Ms Aoibheann Baker, Northern Ireland Assembly
10:05 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:05 AM (31 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:36 AM (34 mins)
Briefing from Northern Ireland Water - PC21
• Ms Sara Venning, Northern Ireland Water
• Mr Ronan Larkin, Northern Ireland Water

Public from 11:54 AM (39 mins)
Briefing from Newry Business Improvement District - Controlled Parking Zones
• Mr Eamonn Connolly, Newry BID
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Retail NI
• Mr Gary McDonald, Lisburn Chamber of Commerce

Public from 12:33 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

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

Public from 2:03 PM (106 mins)
Oral Evidence - Expert Advice NI Protocol
• Dr Anna Jerzewska, Trade and Borders
• David Henig, European Centre for International Political Economy
• Professor Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast
• Martin Howe QC, Independent

Public from 3:49 PM (59 mins)
Oral Evidence - Expert Advice NI Protocol: Article 5 - Customs and the movement of goods
• Sam Lowe, Centre for European Reform
• Christian Benson, Fujitsu
• Shanker Singham, Competere Group
• Robert Hardy, Customs Clearance Consortium

Public from 4:48 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation:Departmental Disposal and Retention Schedule

Written Briefing - Subordinate Legislation: The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Public from 4:54 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:05 PM (28 mins)
Committee Business

UK Exit from EU - Oral Briefing from NI Assembly EU Affairs manager
• Ms Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager

Public from 2:34 PM (77 mins)
UK Exit from EU - Oral Briefing from Junior Ministers
• Mr Gary Middleton, junior Minister
• Mr Declan Kearney, junior Minister

Public from 3:51 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:09 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:09 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:11 PM (30 mins)
Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition - Briefing by Trevor Reaney
• Mr Trevor Reaney , Consultant

Public from 2:41 PM (1 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill 2021-22 - Clerk's Paper

Public from 2:42 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
4:36 PMRoom 29Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 4:36 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:39 PM (1 mins)
All-Party Group (APG) Update

Closed from 4:40 PM (7 mins)
Referral of a complaint to the Committee for further consideration
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 4:47 PM (17 mins)
Complaint against a Member – Follow-up from Commissioner’s Investigation Report
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 5:04 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 5:09 PM (113 mins)
Complaint against a Member – Oral hearing with the Member
Thursday 01 July 2021
9:15 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:15 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Anthony Carleton, DfC
• Ms Julie Broadway, DfC

Public from 9:24 AM (28 mins)
Charities Bill

Suspension from 9:52 AM (8 mins)

Public from 10:00 AM (60 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill
• Mr David Polley, DfC
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC
• Mr Conrad Murphy, DfC

Public from 11:00 AM (20 mins)
Post Covid-19 Recovery - Briefing by Sport NI
• Ms Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI
• Mr John Hart, Sport NI

Public from 11:20 AM (49 mins)
Post Covid-19 Recovery - Briefing by the Arts Council
• Ms Roisín McDonough, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
• Ms Nóirín McKinney, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
• Mr Paul Harron, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
• Ms Karly Greene, Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Suspension from 12:09 PM (6 mins)

Public from 12:15 PM (53 mins)
Post Covid-19 Recovery - Briefing by Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Joel Neill, Hospitality Ulster

Public from 1:08 PM (2 mins)
SL1 - The Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/166 The Registered Rents (Increase) Order (NI) 2021

Committee Business
9:30 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Closed from 9:30 AM (40 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill - clause by clause consideration

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

Public from 10:15 AM (75 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Brexit
• Ms Cathy Harrison, DoH
• Ms Eimear Smyth, DoH
• Ms Patricia Quinn-Duffy, DoH
• Mr David Wilson, DoH

Public from 11:30 AM (30 mins)
UK SI: The Health Security (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 - Departmental briefing
• Mr Alasdair MacInnes, DoH
• Dr Gerry Waldron, Public Health Agency

Public from 12:00 PM (5 mins)
Draft SR The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:05 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/172 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (5 mins)
SL1: The Establishment and Agencies (Fitness of Workers) (Revocation) Regulations

Public from 12:20 PM (21 mins)
Committee Business
10:05 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 10:05 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:08 AM (93 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence from Ulster Farmers Union
• Ms Aileen Lawson, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Mr Victor Chestnutt, Ulster Farmers' Union
• David Brown, Ulster Farmers' Union

Public from 11:41 AM (16 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence from Professor Peter Thorne
• Prof Peter Thorne, Maynooth University

Public from 11:57 AM (36 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Oral Evidence from Doctor Andrew Jackson
• Prof Andrew Jackson, University College Dublin

Public from 12:33 PM (5 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 The Agriculture (Student fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2021/181 The Direct Payments to Farmers (Controls and Checks) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:38 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Market Surveillance (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021

Public from 12:40 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Draft Forest Service Business Plan 2021/22

Written Briefing DAERA - EU Transition Update

Public from 12:42 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
1:03 PMRoom 30Concurrent Committee of the Committee for Justice and the Committee for Health

Public from 1:03 PM (2 mins)
Apologies

Public from 1:05 PM (72 mins)
Development of a Joint Secure Care and Justice Campus for Children on the Woodlands/Lakewood site
• Mr Stephen Martin, DoJ
• Ms Eilís McDaniel, DoH
• Ms Joan O'Hara, DoH

Public from 2:17 PM (1 mins)
Any Other Business

Date, time and place of next meeting
2:03 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:03 PM (91 mins)
Committee Business

Informal from 3:34 PM (26 mins)
Deliberations on a Preamble
• Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queen's University Belfast
2:03 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

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

Public from 2:11 PM (7 mins)
Second Report – Overview of the Northern Ireland's Executive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Briefing from the NIAO
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:18 PM (35 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Briefing & Preparation Session with the NIAO
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:53 PM (18 mins)
Inquiry into Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy - Final consideration of draft report & draft press release
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:11 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:38 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:38 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:50 PM (97 mins)
Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality and Organised Crime Programme - Phase 2 from 2021 - 2024
• Ms Adele Brown, DoJ
• Mr Christopher Farrington, DoJ
• Ms Sinead Simpson, DoJ

Protection from Stalking Bill - Update

Protection from Stalking Bill - Research Paper on Online Trolling and Abuse

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill

SR 2021/155 The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Application of PACE (Northern Ireland) Order 1989) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Making Available on the Market and Supervision of Transfers of Explosives (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: Amendment to Rule 22A of the Parole Commissioners’ (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2021

Department of Justice 2021-22 June Monitoring Round & 2020-21 Provisional Outturn - Update

Court Approval of Minor Settlements - Proposed Consultation

Support Services for Operational Prison Staff and Retired Staff - Update on Progress to deliver Review Recommendations

Committee Forward Work Programme

Public from 4:27 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

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