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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 14 January 2021
9:16 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:16 AM (39 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:55 AM (71 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Stephen Magorrian, Horatio Group
• Mr Phil Patterson, The Approachable Group

Suspension from 11:06 AM (9 mins)

Public from 11:15 AM (35 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Belfast Chamber of Commerce
• Mr Simon Hamilton, Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce
• Mr Michael Stewart, Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce

Public from 11:50 AM (25 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by NI Hotels Federation
• Ms Janice Gault, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation

Public from 12:15 PM (10 mins)
SL1 The Local Government (Capital and Accounting) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 12:25 PM (5 mins)
SR 2020/347 Social Security (Iceland Liechtenstein Norway) (Citizens Rights Agreement) (Revocation) Order (NI) 2020

SR 2020/348 Social Security (Switzerland) (Citizens Rights Agreement) (Revocation) Order (NI) 2020

SR 2020/351 The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations (NI) 2020

SR 2020/357 The Social Security (Norway) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2021/1 The Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/2 The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants Previously Entitled to a Severe Disability Premium) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:30 PM (22 mins)
Committee Business
9:17 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Health

Public from 9:17 AM (18 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (85 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Ministerial update
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health
• Dr Michael McBride, DoH

Public from 11:00 AM (15 mins)
SR 2020/323 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) (Amendment No.19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 11:15 AM (15 mins)
SR 2020/335 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 20) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 11:30 AM (15 mins)
SR 2020/343 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 21) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 11:45 AM (5 mins)
SR 2020/346 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) (Amendment No. 22) Regulations (NI) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 11:50 AM (10 mins)
SR 2020/352 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 23) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/325 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Advice for Persons Travelling to Northern Ireland) (No.2) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Gillian Hynes, DoH

Public from 12:15 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/326 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 25) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Gillian Hynes, DoH

Public from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
SR 2020/344 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 26) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH
• Ms Gillian Hynes, DoH

Public from 12:45 PM (1 mins)
SL1 - The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 12:46 PM (1 mins)
January Monitoring - Consideration of written briefing

Public from 12:47 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:05 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 10:05 AM (7 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:12 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:14 AM (28 mins)
Oral Briefing from RaISe - Agricultural policy developments - UK, Ireland and other selected jurisdictions
• Mr Mark Allen, Research Officer

Public from 10:42 AM (50 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Revised NI Bovine Tuberculosis Programme
• Mr Neal Gartland, DAERA
• Mr Seamus Murray, DAERA
• Mr Michael Hatch, DAERA
• Mr Raymond Kirke, DAERA

Public from 11:32 AM (32 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Common Framework: Resources and Waste Policy
• Ms Janice Harris, DAERA
• Mr Robert McLaughlin, DAERA
• Mr John Mills, DAERA

Public from 12:04 PM (8 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SR 2020/304 The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Controls on Ozone Depleting Substances (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Colin Nugent, DAERA
• Mr Roger Irwin, DAERA

Subordinate Legislation - SR 2020/319 The Seed Marketing and Fertilisers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020
• Mr Tommy McNamara, DAERA

Public from 12:12 PM (8 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Future Programmes, Investments and Education Policy at the College for Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)

Written Briefing DAERA - Covid-19 update

Written Briefing DAERA - EU Exit Transition

Written Briefing DAERA - NIEA Regulatory Charging Policy 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2023

Public from 12:20 PM (20 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)
Protection of the Police and Public, Courts and Sentencing Bill - Proposed Legislative Consent Motion
• Ms Maura Campbell, DoJ
• Mr Brian Grzymek, DoJ
• Ms Sharan Dustagheer, DoJ
• Mr William Dukelow, DoJ

SL1: PSNI and PSNI Reserve (Injury Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
• Ms Maura Campbell, DoJ
• Mr William Dukelow, DoJ
• Ms Antonia Hoskins, DoJ

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill

SL1: Rule Change to Allow Online Applications in Non-Contentious Probate Cases

Proposals for New Legal Framework for Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate and Review of the Current Rate

Public from 4:55 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:13 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Public from 2:13 PM (21 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:34 PM (6 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme (NSESS)
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:41 PM (3 mins)
Inquiry into The LandWeb Project and Digital Transformation - Consideration of Draft Press Release
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:44 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Kieran Donnelly CB, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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