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

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
TimeVenueCommittee
Wednesday 13 January 2021
9:37 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Public from 9:37 AM (128 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Covid-19 - school closures, exam contingency and post-primary transfer
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mr James Hutchinson, DE
• Mrs Janis Scallon, DE
• Mrs Karen McCullough, DE

Public from 11:45 AM (86 mins)
Impact of COVID 19 - Youth Work Alliance/Uniform Hub/Network Youth NI
• Mr Stephen Dallas, Youth Work Alliance
• Ms June Trimble (MBE), Youth Action Northern Ireland
• Mr Stephen Barr, Start 360
• Ms Claire King, Uniform Hub
• Mr Jonathan Gracey, Uniform Hub
• Ms Claire Flowers, Uniform Hub

Public from 1:11 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:20 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:35 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:40 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 9:40 AM (21 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2020-334 The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2020

SR 2020-336 The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020-338 The Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 (Public Service Obligations in Transport) (Amendment) (EU Exit) (Northern Ireland) (Revocation) Regulations 2020

Public from 10:01 AM (78 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Monitoring Rounds - January Monitoring Round
• Ms Linda MacHugh, DfI
• Ms Susan Anderson, DfI
• Mr Terry Deehan, DfI

Public from 11:19 AM (79 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Taxi Financial Assistance Scheme
• Ms Julie Thompson, DfI
• Mrs Beverley Cowan, DfI

Public from 12:38 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:04 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Assured Skills Academy
• Mr Graeme Wilkinson, DfE
• Ms Ann Williamson, DfE
• Mr Dylan Byrne, DfE

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - January Monitoring Rounds
• Ms Sharon Hetherington, DfE
• Ms Johanna Park, DfE

Public from 12:05 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:20 PM (30 mins)
Situation regarding FE and HE

SL1 – The Biocidal Products(Fees and Charges) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020/330 The Health and Safety (Amendments and Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020/331 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Relevant Period for Meetings of Registered Societies and Credit Unions No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Belfast Metropolitan College Annual Report and Accounts for year ended 31 July 2020

Northern Regional College Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 2020

Tourism Northern Ireland Annual report and Accounts 2019/20

Public from 12:50 PM (21 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:02 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:03 PM (75 mins)
Oral Evidence - Draft Budget 2021/22 – Minister of Finance
• Mr Conor Murphy, Minister of Finance
• Ms Joanne McBurney, DoF

Public from 3:18 PM (5 mins)
Written Evidence - Department of Finance - January Monitoring Round (2nd Phase)

Public from 3:23 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:26 PM (1 mins)
Consultation - The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 - Oral Evidence from Arup
• Alistair Murray, Arup

Public from 3:27 PM (26 mins)
Consultation - The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 - Oral Evidence from United Kingdom Accredition Service (UKAS) and the Director of Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology, Ulster University
• Hugh Taylor, United Kingdom Accreditation Service
• Professor Ali Nadjai, Ulster University

Public from 3:53 PM (9 mins)
SR 2020/332 The Business Tenancies (Coronavirus) (Restriction on Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Northern Ireland) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

SR 2020/342 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (Airports) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020/354 The Financial Assistance (Coronavirus) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 4:02 PM (35 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:37 PM (5 mins)
Written Evidence - Department of Finance - RHI Disciplinary Process
2:06 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:06 PM (120 mins)
Committee Business

First Minister and deputy First Minister - Oral Briefing
• Mrs Arlene Foster, First Minister
• Mrs Michelle O'Neill, deputy First Minister

Public from 4:06 PM (26 mins)
Brexit - Assessment of the impact of Brexit on the institutions and North/South and East/West relationships - Oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Dr Andrew McCormick, TEO
• Mrs Lorraine Lynas, TEO
• Mr Tim Losty, North South Ministerial Council

Public from 4:32 PM (24 mins)
Brexit - Update on Common Frameworks - Oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Mrs Lorraine Lynas, TEO
• Mr Stephen Hamilton, TEO
• Mr Michael Williamson, TEO

Public from 4:56 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

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