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

Business Diary

Monday 12 October 2020 - Friday 16 October 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 12 October 2020
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 13 October 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:07 PMRoom 30Committee for Health

Public from 1:07 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:08 PM (77 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes
• Ms Linda Robinson, Age NI
• Mr Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
• Ms Evelyn Hoy, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland
• Ms Emer Boyle, Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland

Public from 2:25 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
1:11 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:11 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 14 October 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
10:03 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:03 AM (20 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 10:23 AM (94 mins)

Public from 11:57 AM (29 mins)
Departmental Briefing - October Monitoring Round
• Ms Sharon Hetherington, DfE
• Ms Johanna Park, DfE

Public from 12:26 PM (16 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Apprenticeships and Youth Training Recovery Package
• Mr Jim Wilkinson, DfE
• Mr Clement Athanasiou, DfE

Public from 12:42 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:01 PM (8 mins)
Results 2020 and Covid-19

SR 2020/214 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Schedule 8) (Early Termination of Certain Temporary Provisions) Regulations (NI) 2020

Public from 1:09 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
12:05 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 12:05 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The A26 Crankill Road Central Reservation, Ballymena (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Alexandra Square, Lurgan (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Mount Pleasant, Townhill Road, Portglenone (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:12 PM (56 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Brexit
• Ms Linda MacHugh, DfI
• Ms Jackie Robinson, DfI
• Mr Jim Sutherland, DfI
• Mr Graeme Banks, DfI

Public from 1:08 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
12:07 PMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 12:07 PM (1 mins)

Public from 12:08 PM (1 mins)

Public from 12:09 PM (1 mins)

Public from 12:11 PM (1 mins)

Public from 12:12 PM (43 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 12:55 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Closed from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Brexit - Briefing by the Northern Ireland Assembly EU Affairs Manager
• Ms Shauna Mageean, AG5

Public from 2:30 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business

Brexit - Article 2 of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol – Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
• Mr Les Allamby, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Sinéad Gibney, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Public from 3:30 PM (60 mins)
Brexit - UK Command Paper – Departmental Oral Evidence Session
• Mrs Lorraine Lynas, TEO
• Mr Tom Reid, TEO
• Ms Lynsey Moore, TEO

Public from 4:30 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:03 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:06 PM (53 mins)
Oral Evidence - Main Estimates and Budget (No.3) Bill
• Mr Barry Armstrong, DoF
• Mr Jeff McGuinness, DoF
• Jonathan McAdams, DoF

Closed from 2:59 PM (9 mins)
Private Members' Legislation: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Clause by Clause procedure
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk

Public from 3:08 PM (22 mins)
Private Members' Legislation: The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Formal Clause by Clause Consideration
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk

Public from 3:30 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:39 PM (10 mins)
Written Evidence - Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Disciplinary Process
2:04 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:04 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (22 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Briefing by RaIsE
• Ms Emma Dellow Perry, Research Officer

Public from 2:27 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 15 October 2020
9:30 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 9:30 AM (20 mins)
Written Briefing - Legal Advice on Statutory Instruments
• Mr Alyn Hicks, Legal Advisor

Public from 9:50 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (50 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Discussion document on Environment Plans, Principles and Governance
• Mr John Mills, DAERA
• Mr Karl Beattie, DAERA

Public from 10:50 AM (50 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Forest Service – Business Plan
• Mr John Joe O'Boyle, DAERA
• Mr Stuart Morwood, DAERA

Public from 11:40 AM (60 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - The Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for hazardous materials on ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Cat 2
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/CFP/20 - The Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 Cat 3
• Mr David Steele, DAERA
• Mr Patrick Smith, DAERA
• Mr Ciaran Cunningham, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/AQ/04 - Air Quality (Northern Ireland Protocol) Regulations 2020 (Cat 1)
• Mr Colin Nugent, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - Defra/APH/11 -The Animals, Aquatic Animal Health and Seeds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 - Cat 2
• Ms Naomi Callaghan, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - APH/006 Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2020) Laying date 20 October 2020 Cat 1
• Mr Christopher Andrews, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - APH/20 – The Seeds (Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulation 2020 Cat 2
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SI Defra/ENV/23 - The Environment (Miscellaneous) Amendments (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 Cat 1
• Ms Caroline Barry, DoE

Public from 12:40 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 The Plant Health (Official Controls and MIscellaneous Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 The Marketing of Fruit Plant and Propagating Material (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:50 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing - RaISE papers

Public from 1:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
9:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 9:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (60 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Briefing from Public Health Agency and Chief Digital Information Officer on Testing and Contact Tracing
• Ms Olive MacLeod, Public Health Agency
• Prof. Dr Hugo van Woerden, Public Health Agency
• Dr Gerry Waldron, Public Health Agency
• MS Joanne McClean, Public Health Agency
• Mr Dan West, DoH
• Dr Brid Farrell, Public Health Agency

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - October Monitoring and Main Estimates
• Mr Andrew Dawson, DoH
• Ms Ciara Dolan, DoH
• Ms Fiona White, DoH
• Ms Annette Palmer, DoH

Public from 11:35 AM (5 mins)
SR 2020/203 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 12) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (5 mins)
SR 2020/212 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 13) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH

Public from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
SR 2020/202 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 11:55 AM (15 mins)
SR 2020/204 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:10 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/210 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Nigel McMahon, DoH

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - The Reciprocal and Cross-Border Healthcare (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 12:30 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - Electronic Commerce Directive (Adoption and Children) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
UK SI - Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 12:40 PM (30 mins)
UK SI - The Human Medicines (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Public from 1:10 PM (33 mins)
Committee Business
10:02 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:02 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:07 AM (51 mins)
Impact of Covid 19 on Local Football
• Mr Gerard Lawlor, Northern Ireland Football League
• Mr Andrew Johnston, Northern Ireland Football League
• Mr Steven Mills, Northern Ireland Football League

Suspension from 10:58 AM (5 mins)

Public from 11:03 AM (73 mins)
The Future of Town Centres Post Covid 19 - Briefing by Retail NI
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Retail NI

Public from 12:16 PM (19 mins)
Westminster Pension Schemes Bill Legislative Consent Motion
• Mr Gerry McCann, DfC
• Ms Doreen Roy, DfC

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020 217 Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Amend) Regs (NI) 2020

SL1 The Universal Credit (Earned Income) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2020

Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:00 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:03 PM (47 mins)
The Particular Circumstances of Northern Ireland
• Mr Dermot Nesbitt, Ulster Unionist Party

Public from 2:50 PM (55 mins)
The Particular Circumstances of Northern Ireland
• Mr Mark Durkan, SDLP

Public from 3:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:04 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (150 mins)
Implementation Plan for the Gillen Review Recommendations in relation to Serious Sexual Offences Cases
• Ms Linda Hamilton, DoJ
• Ms Angela Fitzpatrick, DoJ
• Ms Julie Wilson, DoJ

Proposals to Amend the Legislation Governing the Retention of DNA and Fingerprints in Northern Ireland - Outcome of Consultation and Proposed Way Forward
• Ms Maura Campbell, DoJ
• Mr William Dukelow, DoJ
• Mr Gary Dodds, DoJ

Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill - Consideration and Approval of Committee Report

Counter-Terrorism (Sentencing and Release) Bill - Update

Implementation of Domestic Homicide Reviews in Northern Ireland - Update

CJINI Report – A Thematic Inspection of Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland – Update on Implementation of Action Plan

Stocktake of Policing Oversight and Accountability Arrangements

Penalty Notices for Disorder - Changes to Departmental Guidance

Public from 4:40 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:05 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:09 PM (91 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Evidence Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Ms Sara Long, Education Authority
• Ms Una Turbitt, Education Authority
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mr Derek Baker, DE

Suspension from 3:40 PM (7 mins)

Closed from 3:47 PM (10 mins)
Inquiry into Major Capital Projects - Consideration of Draft Press Release

Public from 3:57 PM (93 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Evidence session
• Ms Sara Long, Education Authority
• Ms Una Turbitt, Education Authority
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 5:30 PM (19 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Discussions with NIAO officials following evidence session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Suzanne Murphy, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Karen Armstrong, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 5:49 PM (8 mins)
Committee Business

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