Business Diary

Monday 22 April 2024 - Friday 26 April 2024

* 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
TimeVenuePlenary/Committee
Monday 22 April 2024
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 23 April 2024
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:00 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 1:00 PM (60 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 24 April 2024
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:00 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (60 mins)
Water, Flooding and Drainage Bill - Pre-legislative Scrutiny – Department for Infrastructure oral and written evidence
• Ms Alison Clydesdale, DfI
• Ms Julie-Ann Dutton, DfI
• Mr Ryan Robinson, DfI

Public from 11:15 AM (60 mins)
Water, Flooding and Drainage Bill - Pre-legislative Scrutiny - Northern Ireland Water oral and written evidence
• Mr Mark Ellesmere, Northern Ireland Water
• Mr John Burke, Northern Ireland Water
• Mr Gary Lawther, Northern Ireland Water

Public from 12:15 PM (15 mins)
Northern Ireland Audit Office – Funding Water Infrastructure in Northern Ireland – Written Evidence

Public from 12:30 PM (15 mins)
SL1 The Alleyway to the rear of Nos. 92-122 Royal Avenue, Belfast (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (75 mins)
Committee Business

City and Growth Deals - Oral and written briefing from the Department for the Economy
• Mr Ciaran McGarrity, DfE
• Ms Carolyn Lyness, DfE
• Mr Adrian Grimshaw, DfE

Public from 11:15 AM (45 mins)
The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service - Oral and written briefing on Economic Fundamentals
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer

Public from 12:00 PM (60 mins)
The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) - Oral and written briefing from NICVA on the loss of EU funding - economic impacts
• Ms Celine McStravick, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 21Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 10:00 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 10:15 AM (60 mins)
Complaint against a member - Oral hearing from the Member

Closed from 11:15 AM (30 mins)
Complaint against a member - Follow-up briefing by Commissioner for Standards
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 11:45 AM (10 mins)
Further consideration of decisions on inadmissible complaints
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Closed from 11:55 AM (20 mins)
Complaint against a member - Consideration of draft Committee report

Closed from 12:15 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 2:00 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:15 PM (60 mins)
Uniformed Youth Groups
• Ms Lisa Keys, Boys’ Brigade Northern Ireland
• Ms Claire Flowers, Girlguiding Ulster
• Ms Patricia McDermott, Catholic Guides of Ireland
• Mr Jonathan Gracey, Scouts NI

Public from 3:15 PM (60 mins)
Education Authority - First Day Brief Pt 3 CEO Introduction and Youth Provision
• Mr Richard Pengelly, Education Authority
• Mr Dale Hanna, Education Authority
• Mr Michael Hogg, Education Authority

Public from 4:15 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 21Committee for Finance

Public from 2:00 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:10 PM (60 mins)
Committee Strategic Planning Session
2:00 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

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

Public from 2:05 PM (60 mins)
Financial Scrutiny - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Gareth Johnston, TEO
• Mr Ronan Murtagh, TEO

Public from 3:05 PM (30 mins)
House of Lords Constitution Committee Inquiry

Public from 3:35 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:40 PM (90 mins)
Committee Strategic Planning Session
Thursday 25 April 2024
VISITClotworthy HouseCommittee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
10:00 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:00 AM (45 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:45 AM (30 mins)
Briefing from Carers NI

Public from 11:15 AM (30 mins)
Briefing on the Independent review of welfare mitigations and impact on carers

Public from 11:45 AM (30 mins)
Briefing on the Independent Review of Discretionary Support

Public from 12:15 PM (30 mins)
Briefing from the Equality Coalition

Public from 12:45 PM (5 mins)
SL1 The Social Security (State Pension Age Claimants – Closure of Tax Credits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2024 and The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 13 And Savings And Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2024

Public from 12:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
1:30 PMRoom 30Committee for Justice

Public from 1:30 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 1:35 PM (75 mins)
Minister of Justice and the Permanent Secretary - oral evidence session
• Mrs Naomi Long, Minister of Justice
• Hugh Widdis, DoJ

Public from 2:50 PM (75 mins)
Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable - oral evidence session
• Mr Jon Boutcher, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Public from 4:05 PM (20 mins)
Adult Restorative Justice - Update - Department of Justice written paper

SR 2024/0000 The Lay Magistrates (Eligibility) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024

SR 2024/0000 The Period Products (Department of Justice Specified Public Service Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2024

SR 2024/72 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Relating to Live Links for Courts and Tribunals) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024

SR 2024/81 The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Application of Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2024

SL1 - Personal Injury Discount Rate

SL1 – The Judicial Pensions (Remedial Service etc.) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2024

Public from 4:25 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:00 PMRoom 21Public Accounts Committee

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

Public from 2:05 PM (145 mins)
Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland - Evidence Session
• Mr Peter May, DoH
• Mr Peter Toogood, DoH
• Mr Brendan Whittle, Health and Social Care Board
• Dr Petra Corr, Health and Social Care Board
• Ms Dorinnia Carville, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stuart Stevenson, DoF
• Mrs Julie Sewell, DoF

Closed from 4:30 PM (15 mins)
Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland - Discussions with NIAO following evidence session

Public from 4:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

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