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Today's Business

Thursday 25 February 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
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Thursday 25 February 2021
9:16 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:16 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:30 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by NILGA
• Ms Karen Smyth, Northern Ireland Local Government Association
• Mr David Brown, Institute of Licensing

Public from 10:15 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by PSNI
• Mr Mark McEwan, PSNI

Public from 11:00 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - NI Alcohol and Drug Alliance
• Ms Pauline Campbell, NI Alcohol and Drug Alliance
• Ms Andrea Trainor, NI Alcohol and Drug Alliance

Public from 11:45 AM (45 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Stirling University
• Ms Rachel O'Donnell, Sterling University
• Ms Niamh Fitzgerald, Sterling University

Public from 12:30 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2021/38 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

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

Public from 9:35 AM (40 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Update on vaccination programme
• Ms Patricia Donnelly, DoH

Public from 10:15 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from Chief Nursing Officer - Workforce
• Prof Charlotte McArdle, DoH
• Ms Heather Finlay, DoH

Public from 11:15 AM (10 mins)
SR 2021/17 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Operator Liability and Public Health Advice) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Gillian Hynes, DoH

Public from 11:25 AM (10 mins)
SR 2021/32 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Gillian Hynes, DoH

Public from 11:35 AM (10 mins)
SR 2021/26 The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
SL1 - The Recovery of Health Services Charges (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:55 AM (45 mins)
Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill

Public from 12:40 PM (50 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 10:00 AM (10 mins)

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

Public from 10:15 AM (10 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Update on the Climate Change Bill Discussion Document
• Mr Colin Breen, DAERA
• Ms Arlene McGowan, DAERA
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA

Public from 10:25 AM (50 mins)
Oral Evidence from - NI Farm Groups - Farm Welfare Bill
• Mr Jim Carmichael, Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association
• Mr William Taylor, Farmers For Action
• Mr Michael Clarke, Northern Ireland Agricultural Producers Association
• Mr Sean McAuley, Farmers For Action

Public from 11:15 AM (60 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Implications of EU Exit and impact of TCA on SRs
• Mr Seamus McErlean, DAERA
• Mr Mark McLean, DAERA
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA

Public from 12:15 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - SL1 – The Agricultural Commodities (Coronavirus)(Income Support) Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2021 : this will provide Covid Support for Pig and Poultry Farmers
• Mr Steven Millar, DAERA

Public from 12:25 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument - The Air Quality (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (Defra/ENV/27)
• Mr Colin Nugent, DAERA
• Ms Caroline Barry, DAERA

Public from 12:35 PM (10 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Consultation on the Agricultural Wages (Regulations) Order (NI) 1977, regarding the Agricultural Wages Board

Written Briefing from DAERA - EU Transition Update

Public from 12:45 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

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

Public from 2:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Dr Robin Wilson: Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Dr Robin Wilson, Council of Europe

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Jonna Monaghan: Perspective on a Bill of Rights
• Ms Jonna Monaghan, Northern Ireland Women's European Platform

Public from 4:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 2:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (170 mins)
CJINI Report on the Care and Treatment of Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland
• Ms Jacqui Durkin, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

Action Plan to address findings and recommendations in CJINI Report on the Care and Treatment of Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland
• Mr Mark McEwan, PSNI
• Ms Marianne O'Kane, Public Prosecution Service
• Ms Geraldine Hanna, Victim Support
• Ms Julie Wilson, DoJ
• Ms Liz Semple, DoJ

Protection from Stalking Bill - Committee Timetable and Motion to Extend the Committee Stage

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Report of the Assembly Examiner of Statutory Rules on the Delegated Powers and potential Research requests

NI Audit Office Report on Injury on Duty Schemes for PSNI and NI Prison Service - Update

Proposals to Amend the Legislation Governing the Retention of DNA and Fingerprints in Northern Ireland - Response from Department of Justice to issues raised by NI Human Rights Commission

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:10 PM (10 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Special Schools – Direct Payments in lieu of Free School Meals (FSM) to families of entitled children in special schools from 25 January – 12 February during current Coronavirus restrictions
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:20 PM (40 mins)
Inquiry into Driver and Vehicle Agency 2019-20 - Issues Paper
• 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 Caroline Laird, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:00 PM (30 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Briefing and Preparation Session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Christine Burns, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Conor McGeown, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:30 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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