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Today's Business

Friday 15 January 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 03 December 2020
8:46 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 8:46 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 8:50 AM (100 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Ministerial update
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health
• Dr Michael McBride, DoH
• Ms Patricia Donnelly, DoH

Public from 10:30 AM (90 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Briefing from international academics
• Dr Ralf Reintjes, Hamburg University of Applied Science
• Prof. Azeem Majeed, Imperial College London
• Prof Devi Sridhar, University of Edinburgh

Public from 12:00 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/254 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 21) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:10 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/275 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 22) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:20 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/278 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 23) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:30 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/261 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Travel from Denmark) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Bryan Dooley, DoH
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:40 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/274 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 16) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:50 PM (45 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 10:00 AM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:12 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:17 AM (31 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Common Framework for Chemicals and Pesticides
• Ms Caroline Barry, DAERA
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA
• Ms Helen Lewis, DAERA

Public from 10:48 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 10:49 AM (11 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - The Seed Marketing and Fertilisers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA

Public from 11:00 AM (6 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SL1 - The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 11:06 AM (6 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - SR The Marketing of Plant and Propagating Material (Legislative Functions) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/152 The Plant Health and Diseases of Animals (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/268 The Pesticides and Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/269 The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Written Briefing DAERA - SR 2020/272 The Organic Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 11:12 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - Statutory Instrument: Defra/FD/11 - The Food and Drink (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
• Ms Elaine McCrory, DAERA

Public from 11:13 AM (9 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Covid 19 Update

Written Briefing DAERA - Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme Update

Public from 11:22 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:01 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:01 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (39 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by NI Brewery and Independent Pub Association
• Mr Pedro Donald, Sunflower Public House
• Mr Matthew Dick, Boundary Brewing Co-operative
• Mr William Mayne, Bullhouse Brewing Company Ltd

Suspension from 10:54 AM (6 mins)

Public from 11:00 AM (56 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by NI Federation of Clubs
• Mr Harry Beckinsale, Northern Ireland Federation of Clubs
• John Davidson, Northern Ireland Federation of Clubs
• Lawrence Shearer, Northern Ireland Federation of Clubs

Public from 11:56 AM (28 mins)
Funding for the Arts Sector
• Ms Maeve Walls, DfC
• Mr Iain Greenway, DfC
• Ms Joanna Gray, DfC

Public from 12:24 PM (41 mins)
Impact of Covid-19 on the Arts Sector - Briefing by Peter Corry
• Mr Peter Corry, Peter Corry Productions

Public from 1:05 PM (17 mins)
SL1 The Pension Protection Fund (State Aid) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

SR 2020 283 The Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order (Northern Ireland) 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 (60 mins)
Briefing by Mr Justice Richard Humpreys on options for a Bill of Rights
• Mr Justice Richard Humphreys, Irish High Court

Public from 3:03 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by Professor Brice Dickson, Getting to Yes on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland
• Professor Brice Dickson, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 4:03 PM (12 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

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

Public from 2:04 PM (166 mins)
Proposals for New Legal Framework for Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate and Review of the Current Rate
• Mr Peter May, DoJ
• Ms Laurene McAlpine, DoJ

SR 2020/248: The Maximum Number of Judges Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1: The Postal Administration Rules (Northern Ireland) 2020

Legal Aid Update on Progress to Implement NIAO and PAC Recommendations

Proposals to Reform Rehabilitation Periods in Northern Ireland – Proposed Public Consultation

Proposals for the Introduction of Domestic Abuse Protection Notices and Orders – Proposed Public Consultation

The Health Protection Regulations - Assembly Debate

Public from 4:50 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:09 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:09 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:19 PM (153 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Evidence Session
• Ms Sue Gray, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Ms Jill Minne, DoF
• Ms Michele Woods, DoF
• Ms Anne Breen, DoF

Closed from 4:52 PM (39 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Discussions with NI Audit Office
• 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 5:31 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

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