In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public. No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

However, Assembly business continues. Check the business diary for Plenary and Committee meetings.

Business Diary

Monday 10 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020

* 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 10 February 2020
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
5:05 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 5:05 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 12 February 2020
VISITInvest NICommittee for the Economy
9:59 AMRoom 30Committee for Education

Public from 9:59 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:07 AM (93 mins)
Department of Education, Department of Health, Education Authority and Public Health Agency - Mental Health and Well-being Framework - Oral Briefing
• Mrs Angela Kane, DE
• Ms Nicola Topping, Education Authority
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mr Mark Lee, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (56 mins)
Department of Education – Nutritional Standards Consultation - Oral Briefing
• Ms Margaret Rose McNaughton, DE
• Mrs Jill Fitzgerald, DE
• Ms Judith Hanvey, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Public from 12:36 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:45 PM (18 mins)
Briefing from Assembly Research & Information Service - Educational Attainment/Underachievement Issues
• Miss Caroline Perry, Research Officer

Closed from 1:03 PM (4 mins)
Inquiry Terms of Reference and Forward Work Programme Options

Committee Business
10:07 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:07 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:18 AM (49 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Brexit
• Ms Jackie Robinson, DfI
• Mr Jim Sutherland, DfI
• Mr Donald Starritt, DfI
• Mr Ciaran Crosbie, DfI

Public from 11:09 AM (50 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Road Safety and Driver and Vehicle Regulation
• Mr Alex Boyle, DfI
• Mrs Beverley Cowan, DfI
• Mr Donald Starritt, DfI
• Mrs Lynda Hurley, DfI

Public from 11:59 AM (54 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Transport Policy & Public Transport
• Ms Liz Loughran, DfI
• Mr Tom Reid, DfI

Public from 12:53 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:11 AMBoard Room, Invest NI, Bedford Square, BelfastCommittee for the Economy

Public from 10:11 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:13 AM (57 mins)
Invest NI Briefing - EU Exit Plans
• Mr Kevin Holland, Invest NI
• Mr Donal Durkan, Invest NI
• Mr David Roberts, Invest NI
• Ms Giulia Ni Dhulchaointigh, DfE

Public from 11:10 AM (40 mins)
Tourism NI Briefing - EU Exit Plans
• Mr John McGrillen, Tourism NI
• Mr Victor Dukelow, DfE

Public from 11:50 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:00 PM (40 mins)
Examiner of Statutory Rules - First and second report of Session 2019/2020

Information requested from the Department

Public from 12:40 PM (36 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 21Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:02 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (3 mins)
Research and Information Service (RaISe) - Introductory Briefing
• Mr Ray McCaffrey, Research Officer

Public from 2:08 PM (27 mins)
Reduction of Members on Committees - Briefing by RaISe
• Mr Ray McCaffrey, Research Officer

Public from 2:35 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 29Committee for Finance

Public from 2:07 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:11 PM (49 mins)
Oral Evidence - Overview and priorities for Strategic Policy and Reform Directorate
• Mr Bill Pauley, DoF
• Mr Tony Simpson, DoF

Public from 3:00 PM (67 mins)
Oral Evidence - Overview and priorities for Pensions Division
• Mrs Grace Nesbitt, DoF
• Ms Margaret Coyle, DoF
• Ms Colette Heaney, DoF
• Mrs Blathnaid Smyth, DoF

Suspension from 4:07 PM (8 mins)

Public from 4:15 PM (2 mins)
Private Members Legislation: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Public from 4:17 PM (4 mins)
2019/2020 Spring Supplementary Estimates and Budget Bill (Northern Ireland)

Public from 4:21 PM (3 mins)
Department of Finance - First Day Brief

Public from 4:24 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:15 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:15 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:18 PM (48 mins)
TBUC and Good Relations, Victims and Finance Division - Overview Briefing
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Mr Andy Cole, TEO
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Mr Peter Toogood, TEO

Public from 3:06 PM (39 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Departmental Briefing
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Ms Alison Armstrong, TEO
• Ms Roberta Dalton, TEO

Public from 3:45 PM (34 mins)
Historical Institutional Abuse - Interim Advocate for Victims and Survivors Briefing
• Mr Brendan McAllister, HIA Interim Advocate for Victims and Survivors

Public from 4:19 PM (8 mins)
Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Public from 4:27 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 13 February 2020
VISIT106 UNIVERSITY STREETPublic Accounts Committee
10:01 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 10:01 AM (62 mins)
Oral Evidence EU Issues - EU Affairs Manager
• Ms Shauna Mageean, AG5

Public from 11:03 AM (53 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:56 AM (44 mins)

Public from 12:40 PM (40 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Central Services and Contingency Planning Group
• Mr Brian Doherty, DAERA
• Mr Seán McGrade, DAERA
• Mr Roger Downey, DAERA

Oral Evidence from - Brexit & Environment Group
• Viviane Gravey, Brexit & Environment Group
• Mary Dobbs, Brexit & Environment Group

Public from 1:20 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:04 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Ministerial briefing on Primary Legislation required for Continued Mitigation of the Social Sector Size Criteria
• Ms Deirdre Hargey, Minister for Communities
• Ms Deirdre Hargey, DfC
• Ms Anne McCleary, DfC
• Ms Tracy Meharg, DfC

Briefing by Departmental Deputy Secretaries
• Ms Louise Warde Hunter, DfC
• Mr Paul Price, DfC
• Mr Gerard Murray, DfC
• Mr Mark O'Donnell, DfC

Subordinate Legislation

SR 2019/32: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Code of Practice) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019
• Ms Siobhan Toland, Belfast City Council
• Ms Nora Largey, Belfast City Council
• Mr Kevin Bloomfield, Belfast City Council
• Mr David Grimley, DfC

SR 2019/39: C.3 The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/34: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/33: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Hazards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/31: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Living Accommodation Standard) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/38: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Notice of Application) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/37: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Space Standard) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2019/36: The Houses in Multiple Occupation (Specified Educational Establishments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

SR 2018/2: The Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018
• Ms Una McConnell, DfC

SR 2019/174: The Local Government (Payments to Councillors) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019
• Mr Anthony Carleton, DfC
• Mr Jeff Glass, DfC
• Mr Ian Lewis, DfC
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC
• Mr David Grimley, DfC

SR 2019/206: The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019
• Mr Anthony Carleton, DfC
• Ms Julie Broadway, DfC
• Ms Siobhan McKelvey, DfC

SR 2019/84: The Registered Rents (Increase) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019
• Ms Eilish O'Neill, DfC

Suspension from 10:09 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:12 AM (186 mins)
10:13 AMRoom 21Audit Committee

Closed from 10:13 AM (2 mins)
Committee Procedures and Administrative Arrangements

Public from 10:15 AM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:34 AM (2 mins)
Declaration of Interests

Public from 10:36 AM (10 mins)
Functions of Audit Committee

Public from 10:46 AM (44 mins)
Northern Ireland Audit Office - Background Briefing on draft Budget Plan 2020-2021
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela McCreedy, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 11:30 AM (35 mins)
NIPSO - Background briefing on draft Budget Plan 2020-2021
• Mr Paul McFadden, Northern Ireland Ombudsman's Office
• Mr John McGinnity, Northern Ireland Ombudsman's Office

Public from 12:05 PM (3 mins)
Next Steps in 20/21 Budget Process

Public from 12:08 PM (2 mins)
Draft Induction Plan and arrangements for Strategic Planning Meeting

Public from 12:10 PM (2 mins)
Potential topics for Committee Work Programme

Public from 12:12 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:28 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Closed from 10:28 AM (31 mins)
RaISe briefing - Department of Health budget

Public from 10:59 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:02 AM (88 mins)
Update from Chief Medical Officer regarding Coronavirus
• Dr Michael McBride, DoH
• Dr Gerry Waldron, Public Health Agency
• Dr Miriam McCarthy, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 12:30 PM (35 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Departmental budget
• Ms Neelia Lloyd, DoH
• Mr David Keenan, DoH
• Ms Brigitte Worth, DoH
• Ms Linda Carter, DoH

Public from 1:05 PM (2 mins)
SR 2019/42 The Provision of Health Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Public from 1:07 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:03 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:09 PM (157 mins)
Overview Briefing on the PSNI Budget and key policing priorities/challenges - Briefing by Chief Constable, PSNI
• Mr Simon Byrne, PSNI
• Mr Mark Hamilton, PSNI
• Mr Mark McNaughten, PSNI

Public from 5:02 PM (68 mins)
Overview Briefing on the Northern Ireland Prison Service
• Mr Ronnie Armour, DoJ
• Mr Austin Treacy, DoJ
• Mr Brendan Giffen, DoJ
• Mr Steven McCourt, DoJ

Examiner of Statutory Rules - Second Report of Session 2019-2020

Public from 6:10 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

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