Business Diary

Monday 15 November 2021 - Friday 19 November 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 15 November 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 16 November 2021
9:08 AMRoom 30Committee for Communities

Public from 9:08 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:09 AM (2 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill

Public from 9:11 AM (28 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Briefing by Fuel Poverty Coalition NI
• Ms Pat Austin, Fuel Poverty Coalition NI
• Mr Jamie Miller, Fuel Poverty Coalition NI

Public from 9:39 AM (1 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Briefing by Homeless Connect
• Mr Mark Baillie, Homeless Connect
• Ms Nicola McCrudden, Homeless Connect

Public from 9:40 AM (49 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Briefing by the Landlords Association for NI
• Mr Richard Smyth, Landlords Association for Northern Ireland

Public from 10:29 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:12 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:12 AM (21 mins)
Committee Business

Integrated Education Bill - Oral briefing on Assembly Research and Information Service briefing paper
• Ms Niamh Devlin, Research Officer

Committee Business

Closed from 9:33 AM (103 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Informal Consideration
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:54 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 12:54 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:55 PM (34 mins)
Hospital Parking Charges Bill - Briefing from the Bill Sponsor
• Ms Aisling Reilly, MLA

Public from 1:29 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
1:03 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:03 PM (28 mins)
Committee Business
1:03 PMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Chairpersons' Liaison Group

Closed from 1:03 PM (58 mins)
Committee Business

Framework for Committee Engagement

Support to MLAs in Role as Employers

Interparliamentary Forum
• Paul Gill, Clerk Assistant
• Ms Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager

Induction and Development Framework for Members
• Mr Gavin Ervine, Senior Assistant Assembly Clerk

Committee Business
Wednesday 17 November 2021
VISITWrightbusCommittee for Infrastructure
9:33 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:33 AM (13 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:46 AM (82 mins)
Anti-Bullying Measures - Oral Briefing from the Department of Education
• Mr Ricky Irwin, DE
• Mrs Julie Humphries, DE
• Ms Gillian Cuthbert, Education Authority

Closed from 11:08 AM (76 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Legal Services Briefing
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Public from 12:24 PM (47 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Oral Briefing from Bill Sponsor, Kellie Armstrong MLA
• Ms Kellie Armstrong, MLA
• Ms Fiona McAteer, Alliance Party

Closed from 1:11 PM (33 mins)
Integrated Education Bill - Informal Consideration of the Bill

Closed from 1:44 PM (1 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)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill - Briefing from Power NI
• Mr William Steele, Power NI
• Mr Philip Carson, Power NI

Public from 11:05 AM (55 mins)
Research and Information Service (RaISe) Briefing - Small-Scale Green Energy Bill
• Mr Aidan Stennett, Research Officer
• Dr Orla Drummond, Research Officer

Public from 12:00 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:05 PM (15 mins)
Small-Scale Green Energy Bill

Departmental Written Briefing - Tourism Recovery Action Plan

Public from 12:20 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
10:10 AMCorinthian Suite, Tullyglass House Hotel, Galgorm Road, BallymenaCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:10 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

Public from 10:18 AM (45 mins)
Department Briefing – Review of Taxi Fares
• Dr Chris Hughes, DfI
• Mr Donald Starritt, DfI

Public from 11:03 AM (82 mins)
Briefing from Wrightbus
• Mr Neil Collins, Wrightbus
• Mr John McLeister, Wrightbus

Public from 12:25 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
12:48 PMMicrosoft Teams, Virtual Meeting, Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 12:48 PM (16 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:04 PM (57 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Legal advice and Committee deliberation
• Ms Rebecca Ellis, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 2:01 PM (13 mins)
Complaint against a Member - Legal advice on necessary redactions to Committee report
• Mr Simon Kelly, Legal Advisor

Closed from 2:14 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:01 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:03 PM (3 mins)
Financial Reporting (Departments and Public Bodies) Bill (NI) - Committee Stage - Agreement of Committee Report

Public from 2:06 PM (21 mins)
RaISe Oral Briefing - Spending Review
• Ms Rachel Keyes, Research Officer
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer

Public from 2:27 PM (11 mins)
Written Briefing - SR 297 The Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order (Relevant Third Party) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Written Briefing - SL1: Civil Registration

Public from 2:38 PM (24 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:02 PM (1 mins)
Oral Evidence - Ministerial briefing – Budget and Policy Challenges including Non-Domestic Rates Valuations (Coronavirus) Bill and the qualification of the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts
• Mr Conor Murphy, Minister of Finance
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Bill Pauley, DoF
• Colum Boyle, DoF

Closed from 3:03 PM (13 mins)
Non-Domestic Rates Valuations (coronavirus) Bill

Public from 3:16 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:04 PM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:19 PM (99 mins)
Truth Recovery Design Panel - Oral Briefing
• Ms Deirdre Mahon, Truth Recovery Design Panel
• Prof. Phil Scraton, Truth Recovery Design Panel
• Dr Maeve O'Rourke, Truth Recovery Design Panel

Public from 3:58 PM (26 mins)
Travel Agents Coronavirus Financial Assistance Scheme - Departmental Briefing
• Siobhan Broderick, TEO
• Mr Paul McKenna, TEO

Public from 4:24 PM (34 mins)
UK Exit from EU - Oral Briefing: EU Response to the UK Command Paper on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol - Assembly Research
• Emma Dellow-Perry, NIA Research

Committee Business
2:31 PMRoom 29Committee on Procedures

Public from 2:31 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:35 PM (16 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Oral evidence
• Dr Caoimhe Archibald, MLA

Public from 2:51 PM (13 mins)
Review of Private Members' Bills - Oral Evidence
• Mr Jim Allister KC, MLA

Public from 3:04 PM (25 mins)
Electronic Voting - Briefing by RaISe
• Mr Ray McCaffrey, Research Officer

Public from 3:29 PM (8 mins)
Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition - Committee actions following Assembly approval of AERC Report

Suspension from 3:37 PM (4 mins)

Public from 3:41 PM (22 mins)
Statement of Entitlements for an Official Opposition - Committee actions following Assembly approval of AERC Report

Public from 4:03 PM (3 mins)
The Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) 2022 Act - Update

Public from 4:06 PM (3 mins)
Standing Orders: Temporary Provision - Review of provisions

Public from 4:09 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 18 November 2021
9:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Closed from 9:08 AM (9 mins)
Effective Questioning

Public from 9:17 AM (23 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 State Pension Revaluation for Transitional Pensions Order

SL1 The Occupational Pensions Revaluation Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) Order (NI) 2021

SL1 The Universal Credit (Work allowance and Taper) (Amt) Regulations (NI) 2021

SL1 The Universal Credit (Exceptions to the requirement not to be receiving education) (amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021 298 Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Conditions for Transfers) Regulations (NI) 2021

Public from 9:40 AM (26 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service briefing
• Paddy Gallagher, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service
• Geoff Somerville, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Public from 10:06 AM (13 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Electrical Safety First briefing
• Mr Martyn Allen, Electrical Safety First

Suspension from 10:19 AM (13 mins)

Public from 10:32 AM (23 mins)
Private Tenancies Bill - Propertymark briefing
• Mr Daryl McIntosh, Propertymark

Public from 10:55 AM (2 mins)
Support for Mortgage Interest Etc. (Security for Loans) Bill

Committee Business

Suspension from 10:57 AM (9 mins)

Public from 11:06 AM (28 mins)
Charities Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Ms Sharron Russell, DfC
• Mr Martin Ireland, DfC
• Ms Clare Irvine, DoJ
• Ms Gillian McClearn, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service

Closed from 11:34 AM (24 mins)
Charities Bill
9:09 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Closed from 9:09 AM (151 mins)
Committee Business

Integrated Education Bill - Informal Clause-by-Clause Consideration

Committee Business
9:31 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:31 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (85 mins)
Autism (Amendment) Bill - Evidence from Ulster University, NI Human Rights Commission and National Autistic Society
• Prof Laurence Taggart, Ulster University
• Prof Roy McConkey, Ulster University
• Ms Alyson Kilpatrick, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Emily Mills, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Shirelle Stewart, National Autistic Society NI
• Ms Sharon McDaid, National Autistic Society NI

Public from 11:00 AM (60 mins)
Autism (Amendment) Bill - Evidence from the Health and Social Care Trusts
• Mr Tom McCarthy, Western Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Mary McDaid, Western Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Denise Carroll, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Liz McMonagle, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Mandy Irvine, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Julie Kilpatrick, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Ciara McKillop, DoH
• Ms Jayne Colville, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
• Ms Moira Kearney, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
• Dr Sarah Meekin, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Public from 12:00 PM (45 mins)
Autism (Amendment) Bill - Evidence from Department of Health and the Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Mark McGuicken, DoH
• Ms Judith Finlay, DoH
• Mr Maurice Lesson, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 12:45 PM (30 mins)
SR 2021/293 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (2021 Consolidation) (Amendment No. 8) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Debra Sharpe, DoH
• Mr Justin McCaughey, DoH

Public from 1:15 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
9:50 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:50 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 9:52 AM (69 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Informal Deliberations
• Ms Barbara Love, Assembly Clerk

Public from 11:01 AM (1 mins)
Climate Change No.1 Bill - Clause by Clause

Public from 11:02 AM (16 mins)
Topics for Mini-Inquiry - Clerk's Briefing

Public from 11:18 AM (25 mins)
Research and Development - Oral Briefing - DAERA
• Dr Alistair Carson, DAERA
• Ms Pauline Rooney, DAERA
• Mr Paul Devine, DAERA

Public from 11:43 AM (3 mins)
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone - Written Briefing: DAERA

Public from 11:46 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Suspension from 11:52 AM (18 mins)

Closed from 12:10 PM (61 mins)
Climate Change No.2 Bill - Informal Deliberations
• Ms Barbara Love, Assembly Clerk
• Mr Colin Breen, DAERA
• Mr Anthony Courtney, DAERA
• Ms Arlene McGowan, DAERA
• Mr Ian Fleming, DAERA
2:04 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:04 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:10 PM (5 mins)
Inquiry into Special Educational Needs - Memorandum of Response
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:15 PM (59 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Oral Evidence - SportNI
• Ms Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Catherine O'Hagan, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Ian Weir, Sport NI

Closed from 3:14 PM (11 mins)
Inquiry into Sports Sustainability Fund - Committee Discussion of Evidence
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Catherine O'Hagan, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Tomas Wilkinson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:25 PM (24 mins)
Inquiry into Review of Northern Ireland Budget Process - Written briefing
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Neil Gray, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Miss Karen Beattie, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 3:49 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:09 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Closed from 2:09 PM (16 mins)
Protection from Stalking Bill - Consideration of draft amendments – Advice from the Assembly Bill Clerk
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, Assembly Clerk

Public from 2:25 PM (37 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:02 PM (139 mins)
Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with South Eastern Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Partnership
• Ms Sheila Simons MBE, South Eastern Area Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham Law School, Durham University
• Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham University

Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill - Oral Evidence Session with Representatives of the range of organisations who contributed to the joint submission provided by the Women’s Policy Group NI
• Ms Rachel Powell, Women's Resource and Development Agency
• Ms Elaine Crory, Women's Resource and Development Agency
• Ms Danielle Roberts, HERe NI
• Ms Kendall Bousquet, Migrant Centre NI
• Ms Jonna Monaghan, Northern Ireland Women's European Platform
• Ms Karen Sweeney, Women's Support Network
• Maxine Murphy Higgins, Northern Ireland Committee - Irish Congress of Trade Unions

SL1: The County Court Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SL1: The Magistrates’ Courts Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Increasing the General Civil Jurisdiction of the County Courts in Northern Ireland - Results of the Consultation and Proposed Way Forward – written paper

Public from 5:21 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:36 PMRoom 29Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Public from 2:36 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:42 PM (34 mins)
Rights for Inclusion - Consideration of potential rights
Friday 19 November 2021
9:08 AMStarleaf, Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Closed from 9:08 AM (99 mins)
Committee Business

Integrated Education Bill - NIA Legal Serivces Briefing
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Head of Legal Services Office

Committee Business

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