Business Diary

Monday 14 March 2022 - Friday 18 March 2022

* 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 14 March 2022
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 15 March 2022
9:15 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:15 AM (55 mins)
Committee Business
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Neil Palmer, DE
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Budget Update - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Neil Palmer, DE
• Mr Seamus Gallagher, DE

Committee Business
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:35 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:35 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:36 PM (29 mins)
Dental Services - Briefing from Chief Dental Officer
• Ms Caroline Lappin, DoH
• Mr Michael Donaldson, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Michael O'Neill, DoH

Public from 1:05 PM (35 mins)
Dental and GP services - Briefing from Health and Social Care Board
• Ms Louise McMahon, Health and Social Care Board
• Dr Margaret O'Brien, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Gearoid Cassidy, DoH
• Mr Michael Donaldson, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Michael O'Neill, DoH

Public from 1:40 PM (15 mins)
Draft SR The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Powers to Act for the Protection of Public Health) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr David Hughes, DoF
• Mr Niall Donnelly, DoH

Public from 1:55 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:34 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:34 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business
3:09 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 3:09 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 3:13 PM (1 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Committee consideration of response to evidence session

Closed from 3:14 PM (49 mins)
Inquiry into Planning in Northern Ireland - First Consideration of Draft Report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Claire Turner, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 4:03 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 16 March 2022
9:26 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:26 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:34 AM (82 mins)
STEAM (NI) - Oral Briefing
• Sinead McGleenon, STEAM (NI)
• Dr Alice D'Arcy, STEAM Education Ltd
• Professor Colette Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin
• Louth McMahon, Re-Gen Waste
• Tiarnan O'Hare, Re-Gen Waste

Public from 10:56 AM (23 mins)
SL1 - Teachers Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022
• Mr Mark Bailey, DE
• Mr Brian Quinn, DE

Public from 11:19 AM (44 mins)
Budget Update - Oral Briefing from Research and Information Services
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer

Committee Business
9:30 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:30 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:41 AM (68 mins)
Supply Chain Issues due to the On-going Crisis in Ukraine - Oral Briefing - Minister Poots
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
• Mr Seamus McErlean, DAERA
• Mr Mark Livingstone, DAERA
• Mr Mark Beattie, DAERA
• Mr Jonathan McFerran, DAERA

Public from 10:49 AM (44 mins)
Organic Production Provisional Common Framework - Stakeholder Oral Evidence Session
• Ms Maeve Cairney, Irish Organic Association
• Mr David Laughlin, Culmore Organic Farm
• Mr David Culmore, Organics NI
• Mr Roger Kerr, OF & G Organics
• Mr Stephen Clarkson, OF & G Organics
• Mr David McNeill, Organics NI

Public from 11:33 AM (56 mins)
Kendall Report – Independent Strategic Review of Agri-Food Industry - Oral Briefing
• Sir Peter Kendall, Independent Strategic Review of NI Food Sector
• Dr Jonathan Birnie, Birnie Consultancy
• Ms Julie Robinson, Roythornes Solicitors

Public from 12:29 PM (56 mins)
Supply Chain Issues due to the On-going Crisis in Ukraine - Stakeholder Oral Evidence Session
• Mr Victor Chestnutt, Ulster Farmers' Union
• Dr Mike Johnston MBE, PhD, Dairy Council for Northern Ireland
• Gill Gallagher, Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association
• Ms Deirdre McIvor, NI Pork & Bacon Forum

Public from 1:25 PM (2 mins)
Summary of Responses from the UK Marine Strategy Part Three: Programme of Measures - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 1:27 PM (1 mins)
SL1: The Waste (Fees and Charges) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022 - Written Briefing - DAERA

Public from 1:28 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:00 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Economy

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

Closed from 10:05 AM (60 mins)
Briefing from the Northern Ireland Audit Office - DfE Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 11:05 AM (35 mins)
Employment (Zero Hours Workers and Banded Weekly Working Hours) Bill - Draft Committee Report

Public from 11:40 AM (35 mins)
Onshore Fracking (Prohibition) Bill - Draft Committee Report

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

Public from 12:30 PM (20 mins)
SR 2022/75 The Education (Student Support, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022/101 The Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 – The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Administration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 – The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 – The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 – The Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

SL1 – The Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

InterTradeIreland Briefing - Annual Report and Accounts 2020

Committee Legacy Report - 2017-2022

Public from 12:50 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:05 AMRoom 30Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:05 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:15 AM (1 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2022 - 66 The Vennel, Bangor (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

SR 2022 - 97 The Derrynaseer Road (Rubble Road), Omagh (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Public from 10:16 AM (100 mins)
Road Haulage Association - Update on issues facing the freight/haulage sector
• Mr John Martin, Road Haulage Association
• Mr Peter Summerton, McCulla Ireland Ltd
• Mr Paul Jackson, McBurney Transport
• Mr Mark Tait, Target Transport

Public from 11:56 AM (36 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Renewable & Low Carbon Energy Review
• Ms Joy Hargie, DfI
• Mr Philip McGowan, DfI
• Mr Stuart Freeman, DfI

Public from 12:32 PM (6 mins)
Committee for Infrastructure Legacy Report 2017-2022

Public from 12:38 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
12:42 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Audit Committee

Public from 12:42 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:44 PM (10 mins)
Legacy Report - Consideration of draft report

Public from 12:54 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
2:02 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:02 PM (72 mins)
Committee Business

EU Matters - Northern Ireland Assembly EU Affairs Manager - Oral Briefing
• Ms Shauna Mageean, Northern Ireland Assembly

Public from 3:14 PM (53 mins)
Committee on the Administration of Justice: Legal Research Report - Oral Briefing
• Ms Una Boyd, The Committee on the Administration of Justice
• Mr Daniel Holder, The Committee on the Administration of Justice

Public from 4:07 PM (21 mins)
Emergency Exceptional Circumstances Bill - Bill Sponsor - Oral briefing
• Mr Mark Durkan, MLA

Public from 4:28 PM (4 mins)
Legacy Report (2017-2022) - Consideraton of Draft Report

Committee Business
2:04 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Communities

Public from 2:04 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:20 PM (15 mins)
SL1 The Child Support (Electronic Communications and Information Amendments) Regs (NI) 2022

SL1 The Licensing (Notice relating to Local Producer’s Premises – Authorisation for On-Sales) Regs (NI) 2022

SL1 Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amt) Act (NI) 2021 (Consequential Provision) Regs 2022

SL1 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Modifications of Requirements Regarding Medical Certificates for Cremations) Order (NI) 2022

SR 2022 108 The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Extension of Provisions Relating to Local Authority Meetings) Order (NI) 2022

Public from 2:35 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:04 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:13 PM (20 mins)
Oral Briefing - Strategic Investment Board
• Brett Hannam, Strategic Investment Board
• Lisa Beers, Strategic Investment Board

Public from 2:35 PM (34 mins)
Oral Evidence - 2022-23 Spending Arrangements – Department of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF

Public from 3:09 PM (21 mins)
Oral Briefing - NZEB - NIBRAC and Department of Finance
• David Algie, Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee
• Jason Hewins, Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee
• Sharon Smyth, DoF
• Ronan Casey, DoF
• Ronan McKeown, NIE Networks
• Chris Gamble, NIE Networks

Public from 3:30 PM (8 mins)
Written Briefing - SR 80/2022 The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SR 81/2022 The Rates (Coronavirus) (Emergency Relief) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SR 82/2022: The Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SR 90 / 2022: The Rate Relief (Lone Pensioner Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022

Written Briefing - SR 92 / 2022: The Rate Relief (Qualifying Age) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022

Written Briefing - SL1: The Public Service (Civil Servants and others) Pensions (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (NI) 2022

Public from 3:38 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business
2:36 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:36 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:41 PM (2 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) 2022 Act

Public from 2:43 PM (2 mins)
Legacy Report

Public from 2:45 PM (7 mins)
Committee Business

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