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Business Diary

Monday 26 April 2021 - Friday 30 April 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 26 April 2021
12:00 PMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
Tuesday 27 April 2021
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:08 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:08 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 28 April 2021
9:40 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Education

Public from 9:40 AM (11 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:51 AM (81 mins)
Budget 2021-22 - Departmental Oral Briefing
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Mr Neil Palmer, DE
• Mr Philip Irwin, DE

Public from 11:12 AM (57 mins)
Youth Engagement - Oral Briefing from QUB and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
• Professor Laura Lundy, Queen's University Belfast
• Ms Linda O'Sullivan, Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth

Public from 12:09 PM (75 mins)
Parents’ views on Education during the 2021 Lockdown: Two Surveys - Oral Briefing from Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement and Parentkind
• Mrs Jayne Thompson, Parent Kind Northern Ireland
• Ms Kirsty Yates, Parent Kind Northern Ireland
• Dr Noel Purdy, Stranmillis University College
• Dr Jonathan Harris, Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement
• Dr John McMullen, Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement

Public from 1:24 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMRoom 29Committee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:03 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:08 AM (72 mins)
SL1 - Trunk Road T4 Loughbrickland to Hillsborough (A1 Junctions Phase 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr John Irvine, DfI
• Mr David Millar, DfI
• Mr Liam McEvoy, DfI

SL1 - The Trunk Road T2 (Ballynahinch Bypass) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr John Irvine, DfI
• Mr David Millar, DfI
• Mr Liam McEvoy, DfI

Public from 11:20 AM (40 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Living with Water in Belfast
• Mr Simon Richardson, DfI
• Mr Stuart Wightman, DfI

Public from 12:00 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
10:04 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:04 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (30 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Budget position update
• Ms Sharon Hetherington, DfE
• Ms Johanna Park, DfE

Public from 11:05 AM (5 mins)
Research and Information Service (RaISe) Briefing - Economic Impact
• Mr Christopher Rothwell, Research Officer

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

Public from 11:20 AM (5 mins)
Energy Strategy Consultation

Research and Information Service (RaISe) Paper - University Funding

SL1 - Employment Rights (NI) Order 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (NI) 2021

SR 2021/000 The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

SR 2021/106 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Liability for Wrongful Trading) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 11:25 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business
12:45 PMRoom 29Committee on Standards and Privileges

Public from 12:45 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:48 PM (4 mins)
All-Party Group (APG) Update

Closed from 12:58 PM (10 mins)
Referral of a complaint to the Committee for further consideration
• Dr Melissa McCullough, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 1:08 PM (13 mins)
Implications of the Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2021 for the Committee’s functions - briefing by Assembly Legal Services
• Ms Maeve Corrigan, Northern Ireland Assembly

Closed from 1:21 PM (20 mins)
Proposed appointment of lay members to the Committee - briefing by Assembly Legal Services
• Ms Alice McKelvey, Legal Advisor

Closed from 1:41 PM (33 mins)
Procedural fairness - briefing by Assembly Legal Services
• 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 (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance – Final Budget 2021-22
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF

Public from 2:50 PM (17 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance – Impact of Budget 2021-22 on departmental spending
• Stewart Barnes, DoF
• Janis Marynowski, DoF

Public from 3:07 PM (45 mins)
Oral Evidence - Public Sector Reform
• Dr Muiris MacCarthaigh, Queen's University Belfast

Public from 3:52 PM (39 mins)
Oral Briefing - Department of Finance - Reform of Property Management Programme
• Derek Kennedy, DoF
• Patrick McMeekin, DoF

Public from 4:31 PM (6 mins)
Written Briefing - SL1 – The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order

Oral Briefing - SR 2021/110 The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Mr Alan Brontë, DoF

Public from 4:37 PM (19 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMStarleaf (Room 30), Virtual Meeting, Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:04 PM (57 mins)
Committee Business

UK Exit from EU - Oral evidence session with Junior Ministers on Brexit Issues
• Mr Gordon Lyons, junior Minister
• Mr Declan Kearney, junior Minister

Public from 3:01 PM (68 mins)
The EU and Irish Unity - Oral Briefing by Mark Bassett and Professor Colin Harvey
• Mr Mark Bassett, The Bar Library
• Professor Colin Harvey, School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast

Public from 4:09 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 29 April 2021
9:12 AMRoom 30Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Public from 9:12 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Closed from 9:14 AM (25 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:39 AM (79 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Mrs Clare Bailey MLA - Climate Change Bill
• Ms Clare Bailey, MLA
• Mr Philip Carson, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (NI)
• Dr Amanda Slevin, Climate Coalition NI
• Mr Anurag Deb, Climate Coalition NI

Public from 10:58 AM (49 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Belfast City Council & Newry, Mourne, and Down District Council - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports
• Mrs Suzanne Wylie, Belfast City Council
• Ms Siobhan Toland, Belfast City Council
• Ms Marie Ward, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
• Mr Eoin Devlin, Newry & Mourne City and District Council

Public from 11:47 AM (1 mins)
Written Briefing - RaISe - Nature Friendly Farming

Public from 11:48 AM (71 mins)
Oral Evidence from - Nature Friendly Farming Network – Nature Friendly Farming
• Mr David Sandford, Nature Friendly Farming Network
• Mr Michael Meharg, Nature Friendly Farming Network
• Mr Simon Best, Nature Friendly Farming Network
• Mr Tim Morrow, Nature Friendly Farming Network

Public from 12:59 PM (1 mins)
Written Briefing DAERA - Advice from UK CCC setting and delivering 2050 emmissions targets for Northern Ireland

Written Briefing DAERA - Plastic Reduction Action Plan

Written Briefing DAERA - Ministerial response to Committee proposals - Independent Panel for the Review of Decisions process

Written Briefing DAERA - Budget 2021/22

Written Briefing DAERA - EU Transition Update

Written Briefing DAERA - Update on Sea Fish Industry (Coronavirus)(Fixed Costs) Scheme (NI) 2021

Public from 1:00 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business
9:20 AMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 9:20 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

SR 2021 105 The Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (NI) 2021

Closed from 9:25 AM (119 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Briefing by Bill Office
• Ms Claire McCanny, Assembly Clerk

Public from 11:24 AM (1 mins)
Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill - Committee Deliberations
• Mr Liam Quinn, DfC
• Ms Carol Reid, DfC

Public from 11:25 AM (35 mins)
Committee Business
9:30 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Health

Public from 9:30 AM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:35 AM (85 mins)
Departmental Briefing - 2021/2022 Final Budget Outcome
• Ms Brigitte Worth, DoH
• Mr David Keenan, DoH
• Ms Ciara Dolan, DoH
• Ms Preeta Miller, DoH

Public from 11:00 AM (60 mins)
Health and Social Care Bill - Briefing from Health and Social Care Board
• Ms Sharon Gallagher, Health and Social Care Board
• Mr Leslie Drew, Health and Social Care Board

Public from 12:00 PM (25 mins)
SR 2021/93 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:25 PM (10 mins)
SR 2021/97 The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (Amendment) Regulations 2021
• Ms Liz Redmond, DoH
• Ms Marian McKeever, DoH

Public from 12:35 PM (5 mins)
SR 2021/101 The Mental Health (1986 Order) (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021

Public from 12:40 PM (20 mins)
Committee Inquiry: COVID-19 and its impact on Care Homes

Public from 1:00 PM (30 mins)
Committee Business
2:01 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 2:01 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:05 PM (110 mins)
2021-22 Department of Justice Final Budget Allocations
• Mr Ronnie Armour, DoJ
• Ms Deborah Brown, DoJ
• Mr Anthony Harbinson, DoJ
• Ms Julie Harrison, DoJ

New Three-year Victims and Witnesses Strategy for Northern Ireland and the Establishment of a Victims of Crime Commissioner for Northern Ireland - Proposed Consultation
• Ms Julie Wilson, DoJ
• Ms Lesley Cowan, DoJ
• Ms Liz Semple, DoJ

Protection from Stalking Bill - Proposals for Oral Evidence Sessions

CJINI Report on Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland - Update on progress to implement Strategic Recommendation Four

Department of Justice Corporate Plan 2019-22 and Draft Business Plan 2021-22

Committee Forward Work Programme - May and June 2021

Public from 3:55 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMStarleaf (Room 29), Virtual Meeting, Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

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

Public from 2:06 PM (24 mins)
Briefing by RaISe: Gender Issues
• Mr Stephen Orme, NIA Research
• Mrs Eileen Regan, NIA Research

Public from 2:30 PM (60 mins)
Briefing by NIHRC and the Equality Commission: Implications of Brexit for Human Rights
• Mr Les Allamby, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Éilis Haughey, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
• Ms Roisin Mallon, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
• Ms Geraldine McGahey OBE, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Public from 3:30 PM (50 mins)
Briefing by the Children's Law Centre: Children and Young People's Rights
• Ms Paddy Kelly, Children's Law Centre
• Ms Monye Anyadike-Danes, QC

Public from 4:20 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
2:04 PMRoom 30Public Accounts Committee

Public from 2:04 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:07 PM (3 mins)
NIAO Main Estimate 2021-22
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:10 PM (3 mins)
Memorandum of Reply
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Ms Colette Kane, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Public from 2:13 PM (9 mins)
Ministerial Direction
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:22 PM (12 mins)
Inquiry into Capacity and Capability in the NICS - Final consideration of draft report
• Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Kyle Bingham, Northern Ireland Audit Office
• Mr Rodney Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Closed from 2:34 PM (6 mins)
Forward Work Programme

Closed from 2:40 PM (14 mins)
Review of the governance and accountability arrangements for the Northern Ireland Audit Office and the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman

Closed from 2:54 PM (1 mins)
Committee Business

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