Business Diary

Monday 18 January 2016 - Friday 22 January 2016

* 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 18 January 2016
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
12:07 PMRoom 30Ad Hoc Joint Committee on the Mental Capacity Bill

Public from 12:07 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:08 PM (4 mins)
Mental Capacity Bill - Consideration of draft report

Public from 12:12 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Tuesday 19 January 2016
10:09 AMRoom 21Assembly and Executive Review Committee

Closed from 10:09 AM (15 mins)
Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill - Briefing by Bill Office

Public from 10:24 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 3:24 PM (9 mins)
Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill - Review of Draft Report

Public from 3:33 PM (4 mins)
Assembly and Executive Reform (Assembly Opposition) Bill - Agree Final Report

Public from 3:37 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:11 AMRoom 29Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:11 AM (8 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:19 AM (31 mins)
Oral Briefing from Simple Power, Wind NI, Renewables NI and Ulster Farmers' Union: NIRO Closure to Onshore Wind
• Mr Philip Rainey, Simple Power
• Mr Colm McClean, Wind NI
• Mr Rob McMillan, Renewable NI
• Mr Chris Osborne, Ulster Farmers' Union

Public from 10:50 AM (40 mins)
Oral Briefing from Action Renewables: NIRO Closure to onshore Wind
• Mr Michael Doran, Action Renewables
• Mr Jonathan Buick, Action Renewables

Public from 11:39 AM (2 mins)
Oral Briefing from DETI: Budget 2016/17, January Monitoring, InterTradeIreland funding
• Mr Eugene Rooney, DfE
• Mr Trevor Cooper, DfE
• Mrs Bernie Brankin, DfE

Public from 11:41 AM (35 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:16 PM (43 mins)
European Commission Work Programme 2016

Suspension from 1:00 PM (16 mins)

Public from 1:16 PM (6 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMRoom 30Committee for the Environment

Public from 10:30 AM (73 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2015/393 The Taxi Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
• Mr Alex Boyle, DfI
• Ms Liz Loughran, DoE

SR 2015/394 The Taxis (Taximeters, Devices and Maximum Fares) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/395 The Taxi Operators Licensing (Amendment)Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/396 The Taxi Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/397 The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:05 PMRoom 106Business Committee

Closed from 1:05 PM (11 mins)
Committee Business
1:43 PMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 1:43 PM (17 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:08 PM (18 mins)
Rural Needs Bill - Consideration of the Draft Report

Public from 2:26 PM (27 mins)
Oral Brief Raise - DARD Budget 2016/17
• Mr Colin Pidgeon, Research Officer

Public from 2:53 PM (2 mins)
Written Brief DARD - SL1 : Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (NI) 2016

Public from 2:55 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 2:58 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 20 January 2016
VISIT320 Jay StreetCommittee for Justice
9:38 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Education

Closed from 9:38 AM (3 mins)
Shared Education Bill - “no religious belief” amendment

Public from 9:41 AM (19 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:00 AM (34 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - Assembly Research / Assembly Education Services - Feedback from schools children’s focus groups
• Caroline Perry, Research Officer

Public from 10:47 AM (59 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - NI Human Rights Commission and Equality Commission NI
• Ms Fiona O'Connell, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Dr David Russell, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Dr Michael Wardlow, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
• Ms Deborah Howe, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Public from 11:46 AM (38 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - NI Commissioner for Children and Young People
• Ms Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
• Ms Mairead McCafferty, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Public from 12:24 PM (47 mins)
Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill - Ulster Teachers’ Union
• Ms Julie Orr, Ulster Teachers' Union
• Ms Sandra Brown, Ulster Teachers' Union

Public from 1:11 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
10:08 AMRoom 29Committee for Employment and Learning

Public from 10:08 AM (6 mins)
Committee Business

SL1 - The Education (Student Support) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 10:14 AM (44 mins)
Employment Bill - Formal Clause by Clause Consideration
• Mr John McKeown, DEL
• Dr Alan Scott, DEL
• Ms Margaret O'Hare, DEL
• Ms Deirdre Walsh, DEL

Employment Bill - Departmental Briefing - Outstanding Issues
• Mr John McKeown, DEL
• Dr Alan Scott, DEL
• Ms Deirdre Walsh, DEL
• Ms Margaret O'Hare, DEL

Public from 10:58 AM (44 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Disability Employment Strategy - Summary of Responses
• Mr Terry Park, DEL

Public from 11:42 AM (15 mins)
Briefing from Assembly Research and Information Service - Together: Building a United Community
• Mr Eoin Murphy, Research Officer

Public from 11:57 AM (30 mins)
Briefing from Erasmus + Students
• Mr Scott Davidson, Erasmus +
• Ms Megan Haste, Erasmus +
• Ms Gina McGinity, Erasmus +
• Mr Ruairi Shirlow, Erasmus +

Public from 12:27 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:10 AMRoom 21Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:10 AM (18 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:28 AM (41 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Outline for Department for Infrastructure (DFI)
• Mr John McGrath, Department for Infrastructure
• Mr Peter Rice, Department for Infrastructure
• Mrs Moira Doherty, Department for Infrastructure

Public from 11:09 AM (61 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Budget 16/17
• Mr John McGrath, DfI
• Mr John McNeill, DfI
• Mr Stewart Barnes, DfI

Public from 12:10 PM (1 mins)
SL1 - Making Permanent of the Experimental Traffic control Scheme – Edenderry, Portadown 2016

SL1 - The Road Races (Tandragee 100) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Bus Lanes (Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast – Holywood Road to Sandown Road) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Parking and Waiting Restrictions (Omagh) (Amendment No.2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Parking Places on Roads (Disabled Persons’ Vehicles) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Bus Lanes (Divis Street and Falls Road, Belfast – Between Millfield and Grosvenor Road) Order

SL1 - The former route C646 Killyliss Road, Dungannon (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Moyallan Road, Portadown and College Lands Road, Charlemont (Part-time 20mph Speed Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 12:11 PM (1 mins)
SR 2015/373 The U125 Old Grand Jury Road, Saintfield (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

SR 2015/374 The U6076 Cloghanramer Road, Newry (Abandonment) Order

Public from 12:12 PM (1 mins)
European Commission Work Programme

Public from 12:13 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:14 AMRoom 30Committee for Finance

Public from 10:14 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:16 AM (49 mins)
Voluntary Exit Scheme - Progress Update on Voluntary Exit Schemes - Briefing from Public Sector Workforce Restructuring Steering Group and DFP
• Dr Malcolm McKibbin, TEO
• Mr Colin Lewis, DoF
• Dr Colin Sullivan, DoF

Public from 11:05 AM (19 mins)
Northern Ireland Investment Fund & Financial Transactions Capital - Briefing from DFP
• Mr Peter Jakobsen, DoF
• Mr Stephen Barrett, DoF

Public from 11:24 AM (2 mins)
European Commission Work Programme - Committee response to European Commission Work Programme 2016

Public from 11:26 AM (4 mins)
SL1 - The Rates (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Rates (Social Sector Value) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Rates (Small Business Hereditament Relief) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

SL1 - The Rates (Unoccupied Hereditaments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 11:30 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business
1:34 PMRoom 21Committee on Standards and Privileges

Closed from 1:34 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 1:39 PM (131 mins)
Report from the Assembly Commissioner for Standards on a Complaint against a Member

Closed from 3:50 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Closed from 2:04 PM (6 mins)
Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman Bill
• Mr Alyn Hicks, Assistant Assembly Clerk / Office Manager

Public from 2:10 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:30 PM (51 mins)
Equality - Age discrimination legislation consultation - briefing by OFMDFM officials
• Ms Margaret Rose McNaughton, DE
• Ms Bébhinn Ni Bhriain, TEO
• Ms Jenny Laverick, TEO

Public from 3:21 PM (15 mins)
European Issues - EU Equal Treatment Directive - briefing by OFMDFM officials
• Ms Margaret Rose McNaughton, DE
• Mr David McGowan, TEO

Public from 3:36 PM (13 mins)
European Issues - EU Equal Treatment Directive - briefing by Equality Commission NI
• Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
• Ms Roisin Mallon, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Public from 3:49 PM (1 mins)
European Issues - Consideration of draft Committee EU Priorites Report

Public from 3:50 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMSenate ChamberPublic Accounts Committee

Closed from 2:04 PM (12 mins)
Inquiry into The Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Preparation session
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Denver Lynn, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stephen Smith, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:16 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:20 PM (160 mins)
Inquiry into The Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Evidence session
• Mr Andrew Hamilton, DfC
• Mr Jim Wilkinson, DfC
• Mr Clark Bailie, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
• Ms Fiona Boyd, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Alison Caldwell, DoF

Suspension from 5:00 PM (23 mins)
Inquiry into The Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Evidence session

Public from 5:23 PM (81 mins)
Inquiry into The Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Evidence session
• Mr Colm McCaughley, Northern Ireland Housing Executive
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Alison Caldwell, DoF

Closed from 6:44 PM (14 mins)
Inquiry into The Governance of Land and Property in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive - Discussion with NIAO officials
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Denver Lynn, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Roger McCance, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Stephen Smith, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Richard Emerson, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 6:58 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
2:05 PMRoom 29Committee for Health

Closed from 2:05 PM (105 mins)
Committee Business

Health and Social Care (Control of Data Processing) Bill - Legal Advice
• Mr Jonathan McMillen, Legal Advisor
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, AG5

Human Transplantation Bill - Committee deliberations
• Ms Eilis Haughey, Assembly Clerk

Health and Social Care (Control of Data Processing) Bill
• Ms Stephanie Mallon, AG5

Public from 3:50 PM (2 mins)

Public from 3:52 PM (1 mins)
Human Transplantation Bill - Committee deliberations

Committee Business

Public from 3:53 PM (8 mins)
Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - Committee deliberations

Public from 4:01 PM (1 mins)
Health and Personal Social Services (Amendment) Bill - Committee deliberations

SL1 - The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 4:02 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 21 January 2016
10:03 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 10:03 AM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:06 AM (69 mins)
Licensing Bill - Evidence Session - PSNI
• Mr Stephen Cargin, Police Service of Northern Ireland
• Mr John Conner, Police Service of Northern Ireland
• Mr John Guinness, Police Service of Northern Ireland
• Ms Alison Douglas, Police Service of Northern Ireland

Public from 11:15 AM (40 mins)
Licensing Bill - Evidence Session - Ravenhill Steering Group
• Ms Clare Delargy, Ravenhill Steering Group
• Ms Patricia Baxter, Ravenhill Steering Group

Public from 11:55 AM (24 mins)
Licensing Bill - Evidence Sessions - Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Colin Neill, Hospitality Ulster
• Mr Joel Neill, Hospitality Ulster

Public from 12:19 PM (15 mins)
Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill - Clause- by- Clause Consideration
• Mr David Grimley, DfC
• Mr Ronan Murphy, DfC
• Ms Christine Hayes, DfC
• Mr Stephen Martin, DfC

Public from 12:34 PM (1 mins)
SL1 Social Security (Housing Costs) (Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 12:35 PM (1 mins)
SR 6 The Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

Public from 12:36 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
10:09 AMRoom 30Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure

Closed from 10:09 AM (42 mins)
Draft Executive Budget 2016/17 - RaISe briefing
• Ms Pamela Dugdale, Research Officer

Public from 10:51 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:52 AM (1 mins)
Inquiry into issues around Emergency Exiting Plans, including their impact on stadium capacity, for the redeveloped Casement Park Stadium
• Ms Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI

Public from 10:53 AM (20 mins)
RaISe Paper on EU Issues
• Dr Dan Hull, Research Officer

Public from 11:13 AM (2 mins)
Inquiry into Inclusion in the Arts of Working Class Communities - Committee Motion

Public from 11:15 AM (16 mins)
Committee Business
10:30 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for the Environment

Public from 10:30 AM (15 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:45 AM (25 mins)
Synopsis of Responses to the Consultation on Extending the Validity Period of Medically Restricted Driving Licences - Departmental briefing
• Ms Nicola McEvoy, DoE
• Ms Jo Campbell, DoE
• Ms Fionnula Donnelly, Driver and Vehicle Agency

Public from 11:10 AM (55 mins)
Scrap Metal Dealers Bill - Departmental briefing
• Mr Brendan Forde, DoE
• Ms Helen Lewis, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
4:00 PMSenate ChamberNorthern Ireland Affairs Committee

Public from 4:00 PM (135 mins)
Promoting theTourism Industry in Northern Ireland through the Tax System
• Mr Mervyn Storey, Minister of Finance
• Mr Niall Gibbons, Tourism Ireland
• Mr John McGrillen, Tourism NI
• Mr Stephen McNally, Irish Hotels Federation
• Ms Lorraine Fleming, DfE
• Tony Simpson, DoF

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