details.aspx Business Diary for Monday 01 February 2021 - Friday 05 February 2021

Business Diary

Monday 01 February 2021 - Friday 05 February 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
TimeVenuePlenary/Committee
Monday 01 February 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 02 February 2021
9:18 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 9:18 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:19 AM (53 mins)
Departmental Briefing - EU Exit Update
• Mr Shane Murphy, DfE
• Ms Giulia Ni Dhulchaointigh, DfE
• Mr Ryan Hill, DfE

Public from 10:12 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 10:00 AM (120 mins)
Engagement with the Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU - Impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:07 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:07 PM (18 mins)
Committee Business
1:33 PMSenate ChamberChairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 1:33 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:38 PM (32 mins)
Strategic Priorities
• Mr Ray McCaffrey, Research Officer

Closed from 2:10 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 03 February 2021
9:36 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:36 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:47 AM (106 mins)
Pupil Well-being - Interim NI Mental Health Champion Oral Brief
• Professor Siobhan O'Neill, Mental Health Champion
• Mr Peter Cash, Mental Health Champion

Public from 11:33 AM (87 mins)
Covid-19 Vulnerable Children Plan - DE / DoH Briefing
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Ms Brenda Shearer, DE
• Ms Shauna Collinson, Education Authority
• Ms Eilís McDaniel, DoH
• Mr Maurice Leeson, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 1:00 PM (13 mins)
Committee Business
9:36 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 9:36 AM (12 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 9:48 AM (73 mins)
Departmental Briefing – Budget
• Ms Linda MacHugh, DfI
• Ms Susan Anderson, DfI
• Mr John Irvine, DfI
• Mr Terry Deehan, DfI

Public from 11:01 AM (31 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Common Frameworks - Hazardous Substances
• Mr Brian Gorman, DfI
• Ms Irene Kennedy, DfI

Public from 11:32 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:00 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Covid-19 financial support schemes
• Mr Paul Grocott, DfE
• Mr Keith Forster, DfE

Public from 11:05 AM (60 mins)
Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland Briefing - Covid-19 update
• Mr Robert Kidd, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
• Dr Bryan Monson, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
• Mrs Nikki Monson, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
• Mr Louis Burns, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland
• Mr Kevin Neeson, Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland

Public from 12:05 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:15 PM (30 mins)
Departmental Written Briefing - Review of Level 4 and 5 Provision and HE in FE (Review of existing policy)

Public from 12:45 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business
2:03 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:03 PM (58 mins)
Committee Business

High Street Task Force - Oral evidence session with departmental officials
• Mr Chris Stewart, TEO

Public from 3:01 PM (68 mins)
Interim Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service/The Executive Office Permanent Secretary - Introductory Briefing
• Ms Jenny Pyper, TEO
• Dr Mark Browne, TEO
• Dr Andrew McCormick, TEO

Public from 4:09 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:05 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:19 PM (29 mins)
Legal Advice - Confidential Oral Briefing - Assembly Legal Services - Legal Advice on the Budget Process
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Oral Briefing - Confidential Oral Briefing - Procedural Advice on the Budget Process
• Mr Peter McCallion, Assembly Clerk

Public from 2:49 PM (31 mins)
Oral Evidence - Building Control N.I - Proposed amendments to Building Regulations
• Tom Lavery, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
• Martin McCook, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
• Sean McConville, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
• Alan Mayrs, Belfast City Council

Public from 3:21 PM (38 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - Assembly Research and Information Services - Freeports and State Aid
• Mr Colin Pidgeon, Research Officer
• Mr Aidan Stennett, Research Officer

Public from 3:59 PM (39 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 4:38 PM (7 mins)
Correspondence - RHI Disciplinary Process
2:35 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Closed from 2:35 PM (10 mins)
Standing Orders: Temporary Provision - Standing Order 112(8) Briefing by Legal Services
• Mr Alyn Hicks, Legal Advisor

Closed from 2:45 PM (26 mins)
Legislative Consent Motions - Briefing by Assembly Clerk Assistant
• Paul Gill, Clerk Assistant

Public from 3:11 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:14 PM (8 mins)
Proxy Voting - Further Consideration

Public from 3:22 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:23 PM (11 mins)
Strategic Planning
Thursday 04 February 2021
9:04 AMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Closed from 9:04 AM (19 mins)
Committee Business - Departmental Briefing
• Mr Robert Huey, DAERA
• Dr Denis McMahon, DAERA
• Mr Brian Doherty, DAERA
• Mr Michael Oliver, DAERA
• Mr Mark Livingstone, DAERA

Public from 9:23 AM (66 mins)
Committee Business - Departmental Briefing

Public from 10:29 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:33 AM (27 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Implications of EU Exit for local fishing fleet
• Mr Owen Lyttle, DAERA
• Mr Paddy Campbell, DAERA
• Mr Ciaran Cunningham, DAERA

Public from 11:00 AM (2 mins)
Written Briefing from DAERA - CFP/13 - The Common Fisheries Policy (Amendmeny) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021 (Category 2)
• Mr Owen Lyttle, DAERA
• Mr Patrick Smith, DAERA

Public from 11:02 AM (24 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - Budget 2021/22
• Mr David Reid, DAERA
• Ms Lynda Lowe, DAERA
• Mr Roger Downey, DAERA

Public from 11:26 AM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - The Direct Payments to Farmers (Simplifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Mark McLean, DAERA
• Dr Rosemary Agnew, DAERA

Oral Evidence from DAERA - SL1 - The Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Dr Rosemary Agnew, DAERA
• Mr Mark McLean, DAERA

Public from 12:11 PM (2 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Consultation on Proposed Fees and Charges for Northern Ireland Participants in the UK ETS
• Mr John Mills, DAERA
• Mr Richard Coey, DAERA
• Mr Hugh McGinn, DAERA

Public from 12:13 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
9:17 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:17 AM (53 mins)
Committee Business

Budget 2021-2022
• Ms Cherrie Arnold, DfC
• Mr Gavin Patrick, DfC

Suspension from 10:10 AM (3 mins)

Public from 10:13 AM (52 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches
• Ms Karen Jardine, Presbyterian Church in Ireland
• Rev David Clements, Methodist Church in Ireland
• Mr Lindsay Conway, Presbyterian Church in Ireland

Public from 11:05 AM (34 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Retail NI
• Mr Glyn Roberts, Retail NI

Public from 11:39 AM (24 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by NI Drinks Industry
• Ms Nicola Carruthers, NI Drinks Industry Group

Public from 12:03 PM (30 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Copeland Distillery
• Mr Gareth Irvine, Copeland Distillery

Public from 12:33 PM (3 mins)
SL1 Drumbo Park Stadium Designation as an Outdoor Stadium for the Purposes of Liquor Licensing Legislation

SL1 The Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (NI) 2021

SR 2021 14 The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Housing Costs (Executive Determinations) (Modification) Regs (NI) 2021

SR 2021/15 The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2021

Public from 12:36 PM (14 mins)
Committee Business
9:41 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:41 AM (27 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:08 AM (27 mins)
Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene Common Framework
• Ms Emily Miles, Food Standards Agency NI
• Ms Maria Jennings, Food Standards Agency NI

Public from 10:35 AM (20 mins)
Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Nutrition Labelling, Composition and Standards Common Framework
• Ms Emily Miles, Food Standards Agency NI
• Ms Maria Jennings, Food Standards Agency NI

Public from 10:55 AM (39 mins)
SR 2021/8 The Mental Health (1986 Order) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Dr Tomas Adell, DoH

Public from 11:34 AM (6 mins)
SR 2021/4 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 11:40 AM (3 mins)
SR 2021/5 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 11:43 AM (2 mins)
SR 2021/6 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 11:45 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/9 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 11:50 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/10 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, PreDeparture Testing and Operator Liability) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 11:55 AM (5 mins)
SR 2021/13 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Elaine Colgan, DoH

Public from 12:00 PM (27 mins)
Committee Business
2:06 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:06 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:09 PM (157 mins)
Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Oral Evidence from The Bar of Northern Ireland
• Mr Michael Forde, Bar Council of Northern Ireland
• Ms Heather Phillips, Bar Council of Northern Ireland

Department of Justice Budget 2021-22
• Ms Lisa Rocks, DoJ
• Ms Andrea Quail, DoJ
• Ms Louise Blair, DoJ

Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill - Analysis of Human Rights Compliance

Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill - Domestic Abuse Offence Guidance

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill - Proposed Legislative Consent Motion

Recruitment and Retention Allowances for County Court Judges - Update

Assets Recovery Community Scheme Budget - Plans for 2021-22 Financial Year

Public from 4:46 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:10 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:10 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (12 mins)
Ministerial Direction
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Patrick Barr, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:31 PM (117 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Closed briefing from Sue Gray, Accounting Officer, DoF
• Ms Sue Gray, DoF
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, 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 4:28 PM (9 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Further consideration of report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:37 PM (9 mins)
Arrangements for Public Accounts Committee Meetings
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

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