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Assembly business continues, check the business diary for information on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Business Diary

Monday 08 June 2015 - Friday 12 June 2015

* 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 08 June 2015
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:06 PMRoom 30Ad Hoc Joint Committee on the Mental Capacity Bill

Public from 12:06 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:08 PM (1 mins)
Background Papers

Public from 12:09 PM (49 mins)
Departmental briefing on draft Mental Capacity Bill
• Ms Lisa Trueman, DoH
• Ms Alison McCaffrey, DoH

Public from 12:58 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Tuesday 09 June 2015
10:06 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:06 AM (37 mins)
Oral Briefing from NISRA: Economic Data
• Dr James Gillan, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
• Dr David Marshall, DoF

Public from 10:43 AM (34 mins)
Oral Briefing from DETI and NISRA: Tourism Statistics
• Dr David Marshall, DoF
• Ms Joanne Henderson, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
• Ms Lorraine Fleming, DfE
• Dr James Gillan, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

Public from 11:37 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 11:39 AM (1 mins)
Legislation: SR 2015/254 The Biocidal Products (Fees and Charges) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:40 AM (2 mins)
DETI Regulation of Insolvency Practitioners

Written Briefing from DETI: Six month update on the delivery of Northern Ireland Innovation Strategy

Public from 11:42 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 11:50 AM (21 mins)
Closed Session: Inquiry into Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs in a Reduced Tax Environment: Committee Report
10:30 AMRoom 21Ad Hoc Committee on the Public Services Ombudsperson Bill

Public from 10:30 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:33 AM (5 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson Bill - Consideration of Committee Motion to extend Committee Stage of the Bill

Public from 10:38 AM (87 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsperson Bill - Committee deliberations on Bill and evidence received
• Mr Alyn Hicks, Assistant Assembly Clerk / Office Manager

Public from 12:05 PM (1 mins)
Correspondence

Public from 12:06 PM (1 mins)
Forward Work Programme

Public from 12:07 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:32 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 12:32 PM (72 mins)
Committee Business
12:36 PMSenate ChamberConcurrent Committee of the Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee for Enterprise Trade and Investment

Public from 12:36 PM (94 mins)
Oral Briefing Agri-Food Strategy Board - Going for Growth
12:47 PMRoom 21Committee for Justice

Public from 12:47 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:50 PM (40 mins)
The Justice Bill - Consideration of Departmental Amendments for Further Consideration Stage
• Mr D Ford, Minister of Justice
• Ms Aoibhinn Treanor, Witness (NIA Staff)
• Ms Karen Pearson, DoJ
• Mr Graham Walker, DoJ

The Justice Bill - Briefing on the Amendments relating to Child Protection Disclosures and Domestic Violence Disclosures
• Ms Aoibhinn Treanor, Witness (NIA Staff)
• Ms Amanda Patterson, DoJ
• Mr Steven McCourt, DoJ
• Ms Martine McKillop, DoJ
• Mr George Clarke, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Public from 1:30 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:18 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 2:18 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (21 mins)
Oral Briefing DARD – Reservoirs Review and Audit
• Mr David Porter, DAERA
• Mr Kieran Brazier, DfI

Public from 2:40 PM (30 mins)
Oral Briefing Land Matters Task Force: Land Matters Strategy
• Mr John Martin, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (NI)
• Dr Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland Environment Link
• Mr Pete Mullin, Landscape Institute
• Mr Martin Carey, Mourne Heritage Trust

Public from 3:10 PM (5 mins)
Written Brief DARD – Update on 2015 Single Application

Public from 3:15 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 10 June 2015
VISITHawthorns Daycare CentreCommittee for Employment and Learning
10:06 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:06 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:09 AM (56 mins)
Ministerial Briefing: Impact of Budget Reductions
• Mr D Kennedy, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mr Peter May, DfI
• Mr John McGrath, DfI

Public from 11:05 AM (44 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill
• Mr Gerry Anketell MBE, DfI
• Mr Philip Hamilton, DfI
• Mr Greg McClelland, DfI
• Mr Matthew Alford, DfI

Suspension from 11:49 AM (5 mins)

Public from 11:54 AM (27 mins)
Playboard NI Briefing: Road Traffic (Speed Limits) Bill
• Ms Susan Kehoe, Playboard NI
• Mr Alan Herron, Playboard NI

Public from 12:21 PM (1 mins)
SL1: The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Belfast) (Amendment No 3) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1: The Roads (Speed Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Committee Business

Public from 12:22 PM (17 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Disability Action/Community Transport Budget Reductions
• Mr John McGrath, DfI
• Mr Ciaran Doran, DfI
• Mr Déaglán Coleman, DfI
10:07 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Public from 10:07 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:12 AM (15 mins)
Confidential Correspondence

Public from 10:27 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:38 AM (6 mins)
Consultation on NITPS Teachers’ Superannuation (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Departmental briefing
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Public from 10:44 AM (58 mins)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Bill - Health and Social Care Board / Education Authority / Public Health Agency
• Mr Tony Rogers, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Kieran McShane, Health and Social Care Board
• Ms Clare McGartland, Public Health Agency
• Dr Clare Mangan, Education Authority
• Ms Ruth Bell, Education Authority

Public from 11:42 AM (30 mins)
Field Studies Council - Outdoor Learning
• Mr Rob Lucas, Field Studies Council
• Mr Noel Elliott, Field Studies Council
• Mr Craig McGuicken, Northern Ireland Environment Link
• Dr Karen Kerr, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 12:12 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMRoom 30Committee for Finance

Public from 10:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:35 AM (49 mins)
Voluntary Exit Scheme - Northern Ireland Public Voluntary Exit Schemes - Briefing from Public Sector Restructuring Steering Group
• Dr Malcolm McKibbin, TEO
• Dr Colin Sullivan, DoF
• Mr Colin Lewis, DoF

Public from 11:24 AM (21 mins)
Draft Legal Complaints and Regulation Bill - Briefing from DFP
• Mr Oswyn Paulin, DoF
• Mr Michael Foster, DoF

Closed from 11:45 AM (16 mins)
Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula - Consideration of Draft Report

Public from 12:01 PM (3 mins)
SL1 - The Funded Public Service Pension Schemes (Reduction of Cash Equivalents) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 - Subordinate Legislation

Public from 12:04 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
1:41 PMRoom 21Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 1:41 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:43 PM (11 mins)
Report from the Assembly Commissioner for Standards on a Complaint against a Member

Closed from 1:56 PM (9 mins)
Review of the Code of Conduct

Closed from 2:05 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 30Committee for Health

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

Public from 2:04 PM (66 mins)
Review of workforce planning in the context of Transforming Your Care - Briefing by Scottish Government Officials
• Ms Shirley Rogers, The Scottish Government
• Professor Ian Finlay, The Scottish Government
• Mr Grant Hughes, The Scottish Government

Public from 3:10 PM (1 mins)
Core funding for the Voluntary and Community Sector - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Eilís McDaniel, DoH
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Mr Paul Skillen, DoH

Public from 3:11 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 29Public Accounts Committee

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

Public from 2:09 PM (10 mins)
Ministerial Direction - OFMdFM - Disposal of Shackleton Site, Ballykelly
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:19 PM (2 mins)
Inquiry into The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) - MoR update
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:21 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into Primary Care Prescribing - Correspondence
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:24 PM (29 mins)
Inquiry into DRD: The Effectiveness of Public Transport in Northern Ireland - Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Sean McKay, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Alan Orme, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:53 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
2:10 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for The Executive Office

Closed from 2:10 PM (45 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman - Update on Committee Stage
• Mr Alyn Hicks, Assistant Assembly Clerk / Office Manager

Public from 2:59 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:00 PM (10 mins)
Children's Services Co-operation Bill
• Ms Eilis Haughey, Assembly Clerk

Public from 3:10 PM (38 mins)
Programme for Government - Briefing by OFMDFM officials on PfG Commitments
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Mr Joe Reynolds, TEO
• Mrs Grainne Killen, TEO

Public from 3:48 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 11 June 2015
10:01 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Closed from 10:01 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business - Committee Business

Public from 10:14 AM (51 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Sir Nigel Hamilton, Irish Rugby Football Union

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Dr Dan Hull, Research Officer
• Ms Suzie Cave, Research Officer

Suspension from 12:05 PM (35 mins)

Public from 12:40 PM (30 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Mr Jim Shaw, Irish Football Association

Public from 1:10 PM (37 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:47 PM (26 mins)
IFA Briefing regarding Stadia Development - IFA Briefing regarding Stadia Development
• Mr Jim Shaw, Irish Football Association
• Mr Patrick Nelson, Irish Football Association
• Dr Leslie Caul, Irish Football Association
• Mr Maurice Johnston, Irish Football Association
10:07 AMRoom 30Committee for the Environment

Public from 10:07 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:22 AM (6 mins)
Consultations

Draft SR The Local Government (Exclusion of Non-commercial Consideration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SL1 The Planning (Development Management) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 10:28 AM (39 mins)
Report on the Programme of NIEA Prosperity Agreements: Progress and Performance - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Wesley Shannon, DoE
• Mr Steve Aston, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Public from 11:07 AM (30 mins)
Local Government (Performance Indicators and Standards) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 and Guidance on Local Government Performance Improvement - Departmental Briefing
• Ms Susan Wilkin, DoE
• Mr William Dukelow, DoE
• Ms Nicola Creagh, DoE

Public from 11:37 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business
10:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:08 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:13 AM (69 mins)
Departmental Guidelines for the Licensing of Pavement Cafes - Imtac/Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
• Mr Andrew Murdock, Guide Dogs NI
• Ms Elaine Orwin, Guide Dogs NI
• Ms June Best, IMTAC
• Mr Michael Lorimer, IMTAC

Public from 11:22 AM (1 mins)
SL1 Payment of Pension Levies for Past Periods (Modification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Public from 11:23 AM (1 mins)
SL1 The Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Units of Additional Pension) Order (NI) 2015

Public from 11:24 AM (1 mins)
SL1 The Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations (NI) 2015

Public from 11:25 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

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

Public from 2:07 PM (168 mins)
Report of the Independent Review of the Prosecution of Related Sexual Abuse and Terrorism Cases by the Public Prosecution Service
• Mr Barra McGrory QC, Public Prosecution Service
• Ms Pamela Atchison, Public Prosecution Service
• Mr Stephen Herron, Public Prosecution Service

Access to Justice Review Part II
• Mr Colin Stutt, Review of Access to Justice

SL1: The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Update on Proposals for Civil Legal Aid Remuneration in Civil and Family Courts

Update on the Department of Justice Legislative Programme

UK Response to European Court of Human Rights Judgements on Inquest Delay - Updated Action Plan

Proceeds of Crime Act 2000: Codes of Practice for Northern Ireland - Propopsed Consultation

Judicial Review Time Limits - Proposed Consultation

Public from 4:55 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business

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