Business Diary

Monday 15 September 2014 - Friday 19 September 2014

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DayVenueTimePlenary/Committee
Monday
15/09/2014
Room 1069:34 AM
Business Committee

Closed from 9:34 AM (12 mins)


Assembly Chamber12:00 PM
Plenary Session

Tuesday
16/09/2014
Assembly Chamber10:30 AM
Plenary Session


Room 2910:34 AM
Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Public from 10:34 AM (82 mins)
End of Session Report 2013/14

Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly - Barriers and Challenges - Evidence Session
Ms Annie Campbell, Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland; Ms Lynn Carvill, Women's TEC; Ms Anne McVicker, Women's Resource and Development Agency

Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly - Breakdown of the responses received to date from the 'Call for Evidence' and Key Issues

Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly - Committee study visit to Iceland

Women in Politics and the Northern Ireland Assembly - Other information relating to the Review



Room 10612:37 PM
Business Committee

Closed from 12:37 PM (6 mins)


Room 2112:50 PM
Chairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 12:50 PM (50 mins)
Members Development

EU Scrutiny

Business Efficiency Programme – update



Room 301:00 PM
Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development

Closed from 1:00 PM (30 mins)
Committee Review


Public from 1:30 PM (210 mins)
SR 2014/184 Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

SR 2014/196 The Trade in Animal and Related Products (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

SR 2014/209 The Sea Fishing (Licenses and Notices) Regulations (NI) 2014

Ministerial Briefing
Mrs M O'Neill, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr Gerry Lavery, DARD; Mr Noel Lavery, DARD; Ms Louise Warde Hunter, DARD

DARD Briefing: CAP Pillar 1
Ms Rosemary Agnew, DARD; Mr Norman Fulton, DARD; Mr Mark McLean, DARD

Racing industry in Northern Ireland
Mr Richard Lyttle, Downpatrick Racecourse; Mr James Nicholson, Down Royal Racecourse; Mr Peter Stewart, Downpatrick Racecourse; Mr Mike Todd, Down Royal Racecourse


Wednesday
17/09/2014
Room 299:03 AM
Committee for Employment and Learning

Public from 9:03 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business


Public from 9:07 AM (54 mins)
Briefing from Stranmillis University College on the Review of Initial Teacher Education Infrastructure
Dr Anne Heaslett, Stranmillis University College; Professor Sir Desmond Rea, Stranmillis University College


Public from 10:01 AM (75 mins)
Briefing from St. Mary's University College on the Review of Initial Teacher Education Infrastructure
Professor Peter Finn, St. Mary's University College; Mr Brian McFall, St. Mary's University College


Public from 11:16 AM (24 mins)
Briefing from the Open University on the Review of Initial Teacher Education Infrastructure
Mr John D'Arcy, The Open University; Dr Gwyneth Owen-Jackson, The Open University


Public from 11:48 AM (34 mins)
Briefing from Queen's University Belfast on the Review of Initial Teacher Education Infrastructure
Professor Paul Connolly, Queen's University Belfast; Professor Tony Gallagher, Queen's University Belfast; Professor Patrick Johnston, Queen's University Belfast; Mr James O'Kane, Queen's University Belfast


Public from 12:23 PM (29 mins)
Briefing from the University of Ulster on the Review of Initial Teacher Education Infrastructure
Professor Richard Barnett, University of Ulster; Dr Samuel McGuinness, University of Ulster


Public from 12:52 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business



Senate Chamber10:00 AM
Committee for Education

Closed from 10:00 AM (6 mins)

Public from 10:06 AM (140 mins)
Area Planning- Non Departmental Briefing
Professor Tony Gallagher, Queen's University Belfast

GTCNI Briefing- Statutory Rule
Mr Ivan Arbuthnot, General Teaching Council NI; Mr Gerry Devlin, General Teaching Council NI; Dr Carmel Gallagher, General Teaching Council NI

Regional Training Unit - Emotional Health and Well- Being Non Departmental Briefing
Dr Tom Hesketh, Regional Training Unit



Room 3010:05 AM
Committee for Finance and Personnel

Public from 10:05 AM (180 mins)
Ministerial Briefing on Departmental Strategic Priorities and Other Budgetary Issues - DFP Briefing
Mr S Hamilton, Minister of Finance and Personnel; Mr Mike Brennan, DFP; Mr David Sterling, DFP

Outcome of Consultation on Regulations for the Civil Service Pension Scheme (NI) 2015 - Briefing from DFP
Ms Margaret Coyle, DFP; Mrs Grace Nesbitt, DFP



NI Water, Duncrue Street, Belfast10:51 AM
Committee for Regional Development

Public from 10:51 AM (84 mins)
Departmental Briefing: Strategic Drainage Infrastructure/Infraction Risk

NI Water Briefing: Strategic Drainage Infrastructure/Infraction Risk
Mr George Butler, Northern Ireland Water; Mr Bill Gowdy, Northern Ireland Water; Ms Sara Venning, Northern Ireland Water

SL1: The One-Way Traffic (Banbridge) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014



Room 292:00 PM
Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Closed from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Review of Waiting Times

Review of Transforming Your Care and Older People


Public from 2:30 PM (150 mins)
Provision of Health Services to Persons Not Ordinarily Resident (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 and The Health and Personal Social Services (General Medical Services Contracts) (Amendment No.1) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014
Mr Stephen Galway, DHSSPS; Mr Robert Kirkwood, DHSSPS

Proposed amendments to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (Membership, Procedure, Functions and Committee) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012
Ms Sharon Beattie, The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland; Mr Hugh Connor, The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland



Room 212:00 PM
Committee for Justice

Public from 2:00 PM (180 mins)
Legal Aid Reform - Proposals to change Crown Court Remuneration Arrangements for Solicitors and Counsel Representing Defendants - Oral Evidence from the Bar Council of Northern Ireland
Mr Gavan Duffy QC, Bar Council of Northern Ireland; Mr Michael Forde, Bar Council of Northern Ireland; Mr Gerald McAlinden QC, Bar Council of Northern Ireland

Legal Aid Reform - Proposals to change Crown Court Remuneration Arrangements for Solicitors and Counsel Representing Defendants - Oral Evidence from the Law Society for Northern Ireland
Ms Arleen Elliott, Law Society Northern Ireland; Mr Alan Hunter, Law Society Northern Ireland; Mr Pearse MacDermott, McCann and McCann Solicitors; Mr Peter O'Brien, Law Society Northern Ireland

Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill - Consideration of Additional Amendments

Justice Bill - Update on the Delegated Powers Memorandum and Written Evidence

Access to Justice Review Part II

National Crime Agency - Revised Proposals for Operation in Northern Ireland and potential Legislative Consent Motion

AccessNI - Review of Fees

Consultation on Extension of Offence in Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) 2004

Attorney General for Northern Ireland’s Draft Human Rights Guidance for the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service in relation to Support for Victims and Witnesses

S.R. 2014/219 The Crown Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2014

S.R. 2014/220 The Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) 2014

S.R. 2014/221 The Magistrates' Courts (Amendment No.2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2014

S.R. 2014/222 The Criminal Appeal (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Rules 2014

SL1: Amendments to Order 22 and Order 106 of the Rules of the Court of Judicature (Northern Ireland) 1980

SL1: Civil Legal Services (Appeal) Regulations 2015

SL1: The Civil Legal Services (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2015 and The Criminal Legal Aid (Disclosure of Information) Rules 2015



Senate Chamber2:00 PM
Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:00 PM (180 mins)
Ministerial Direction - Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Headquarters move to Ballykelly

Inquiry into The Future Impact of Borrowing and Private Finance Commitments and Belfast Metropolitan College's Titanic Quarter PPP Project - Evidence session
Mr Derek Baker, DEL; Mr Mike Brennan, DFP; Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Ms Elaine Hartin, Belfast Metropolitan College; Ms Marie-Therese McGivern, Belfast Metropolitan College; Mr Pat O'Neill, Strategic Investment Board; Mr Tom Redmond, DEL


Closed from 5:00 PM (30 mins)
Inquiry into The Future Impact of Borrowing and Private Finance Commitments and Belfast Metropolitan College's Titanic Quarter PPP Project - Discussion on evidence session with NIAO officials
Mr Sean Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Brandon McMaster, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Forward Work Programme - Consideration of Draft Forward Work Programme Sept - Dec 2014



Room 302:15 PM
Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Public from 2:15 PM (105 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - Legislative Consent Motion on Childcare Payments Bill - consideration of Committee Report
Mr David McGowan, OFMDFM; Ms Margaret Rose McNaughton, OFMDFM

Older People - Briefing by Departmental officials on analysis of Active Ageing Strategy consultation
Ms Margaret Rose McNaughton, OFMDFM; Mr Stephen Orr, OFMDFM; Mrs Janis Scallon, OFMDFM

COFMDFM End of Session Report - Committee consideration of draft Report


Closed from 4:00 PM (60 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman - Committee consideration of draft Bill


Thursday
18/09/2014
Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast10:00 AM
Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Public from 10:00 AM (120 mins)
Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities - Lyric Theatre
Mr Philip Crawford, Lyric Theatre; Mr Ciaran McAuley, Lyric Theatre



Room 3010:00 AM
Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Public from 10:00 AM (150 mins)
Legislation: SR 2014/198 The Energy Efficiency Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Oral Briefing from NICVA: Economic Data Northern Ireland Report
Mr Michael Burke, Consultant; Mr Seamus McAleavey, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Written Briefing from DETI: Implementation of EU Directive (2013/11) on Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes

Written Briefing from Assembly Research: Year-end surges in Northern Ireland departmental expenditure

Written Briefing from Utility Regulator: Possible Cancellation of Generating Unit Agreements in Northern Ireland - Market Update

Written Briefing from Utility Regulator: Analysis of the allocation of network and other related costs between grid customer groups and across jurisdictions

Consultation: Superfast Rollout Programme Phase 2 Project

End of Session Report 2013/2014


Closed from 12:30 PM (30 mins)
USA visit report

Electricity Policy Review



Room 2910:00 AM
Committee for Social Development

Public from 10:00 AM (110 mins)
Planned Maintenance - Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Mr N McCausland, Minister for Social Development; Mr Will Haire, DSD; Mr Andrew Hamilton, DSD; Mr Donald Hoodless, Northern Ireland Housing Executive; Ms Mags Lightbody, Northern Ireland Housing Executive


Closed from 11:50 AM (10 mins)
End of Session Report - 2013 - 2014


Public from 1:00 PM (180 mins)
Inquiry into allegations, arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme aired on 3 July 2013, of impropriety or irregularity relating to NIHE managed contracts and consideration of any resulting actions
Ms Heather Cousins, DEL; Mr Will Haire, DSD; Mr Michael Sands, DSD; Mr Jim Wilkinson, DSD

Inquiry into allegations, arising from a BBC NI Spotlight programme aired on 3 July 2013, of impropriety or irregularity relating to NIHE managed contracts and consideration of any resulting actions
Mr Raymond Kitson, Northern Ireland Housing Executive; Mr John McVeigh, Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Consideration of Evidence Phase 3 Inquiry



Island Room, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, LURGAN10:00 AM
Committee for the Environment

Closed from 10:00 AM (180 mins)


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