Business Diary

Monday 27 April 2020 - Friday 01 May 2020

* 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
Tuesday 28 April 2020
10:30 AMAssembly ChamberPlenary Session
1:05 PMSenate ChamberBusiness Committee

Closed from 1:05 PM (48 mins)
Committee Business
Wednesday 29 April 2020
9:45 AMRoom 29Committee for Education

Public from 9:45 AM (4 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 9:49 AM (73 mins)
2020-21 - Department of Education Budget - Oral Briefing
• Mr Gary Fair, DE
• Ms Susan Anderson, DE
• Mr Philip Irwin, DE

Public from 11:02 AM (82 mins)
Coronavirus Response - Department of Education - Oral Update
• Mr Peter Weir, Minister of Education
• Mr Derek Baker, DE
• Mr John Smith, DE

Public from 12:24 PM (9 mins)
Committee Business
10:03 AMRoom 30Committee for the Economy

Public from 10:03 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:05 AM (40 mins)
Ministerial Briefing
• Mrs Diane Dodds, Minister for the Economy

Public from 10:45 AM (35 mins)
Federation of Small Businesses Briefing - Impact of Covid-19
• Mr Roger Pollen, Federation of Small Businesses

Public from 11:20 AM (35 mins)
Queen’s University Belfast & Ulster University Briefing - Impact of Covid-19
• Professor Ian Greer, Queen's University Belfast
• Professor Paul Bartholomew, Ulster University

Public from 11:55 AM (40 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:59 PM (1 mins)
SR 2020/68 The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020 70 The Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Examiner of Statutory Rules - Seventh Report of Session 2019 - 2020

Public from 1:00 PM (2 mins)
Committee Business
10:07 AMSenate ChamberCommittee for Infrastructure

Public from 10:07 AM (2 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:09 AM (87 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - COVID-19 Update & Budget 2020-2021
• Ms Nichola Mallon, Minister for Infrastructure
• Mrs Katrina Godfrey, DAERA
• Mr John McGrath, DfI
• Mr Gary Boyd, DfI

Public from 11:36 AM (14 mins)
Committee Business

Subordinate Legislation - SL1s - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SL1 - Amendments to The Motor Vehicles (Wearing Of Seat Belts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993

SL1 - The Craigs Road, Carrickfergus (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Drumnagoon Road and Kernan Hill Road, Portadown (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Kernan Road, Portadown (Footpath) (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Footpath at Mowhan Road and Bunker Hill, Markethill (Abandonment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Taxi Licensing (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SL1 - The Planning (Development Management) (Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2020

Subordinate Legislation - SRs - Not Subject to Assembly Proceedings

SR 2020-31 The Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020-39 The Motorways Traffic (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020-64 The Taxi Licensing (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

SR 2020-72 The Planning (Development Management) (Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Public from 11:50 AM (9 mins)
Committee Business
1:00 PMRoom 29Committee for Communities

Public from 1:00 PM (40 mins)
Committee Business

The Draft Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2020f
• Ms Julie Broadway, DfC


SR 2020 67 Discretionary Support (Amendment No.2) (Covid-19) Regs (NI) 2020

Draft Legislative Consent Motion Report

Public from 1:40 PM (10 mins)
Committee Business
2:07 PMRoom 30Committee for The Executive Office

Public from 2:07 PM (93 mins)
Committee Business

Brexit - Departmental Oral Evidence on Brexit Issues
• Dr Andrew McCormick, TEO
• Mrs Lorraine Lynas, TEO
• Ms Lynsey Moore, TEO

Public from 3:40 PM (31 mins)
Budget 2020-21 - Consideration of Committee Position on Budget 2020-21

Committee Business
2:33 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Finance

Public from 2:33 PM (3 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 2:36 PM (80 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance - Public Spending Directorate - 'An overview of budget allocations and priorities'
• Jeff McGuinness, DoF
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Barry Armstrong, DoF

Public from 3:56 PM (29 mins)
Oral Evidence - Department of Finance - Supply Division - 'An overview, and use of sole authority of the Budget Act'
• Joanne McBurney, DoF
• Ms Emer Morelli, DoF
• Barry Armstrong, DoF

Public from 4:25 PM (20 mins)
Committee Business
Thursday 30 April 2020
10:00 AMStarleaf (Senate Chamber), Virtual Meeting, Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Informal from 10:00 AM (10 mins)
Committee Business

Informal from 10:10 AM (50 mins)
Subordinate Legislation - Statutory Instrument - The UK Wide Wine (Amendment) Regulations 2020
10:34 AMRoom 29Committee for Health

Public from 10:34 AM (1 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 10:35 AM (60 mins)
COVID-19 Disease Response - Update from Business Services Organisation
• Mr Liam McIvor, Business Services Organisation
• Mr Sam Waide, Business Services Organisation
• Mr Peter Wilson, Business Services Organisation

Public from 11:35 AM (60 mins)
Departmental Briefing - Budget 2020 2021
• Ms Neelia Lloyd, DoH
• Ms Brigitte Worth, DoH
• Ms Ciara Dolan, DoH

Public from 12:35 PM (10 mins)
SR 2020/71 Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2020

Public from 12:45 PM (4 mins)
Committee Business
12:32 PMSenate ChamberCommittee for Justice

Public from 12:32 PM (5 mins)
Committee Business

Public from 12:37 PM (149 mins)
Ministerial Briefing - Up-date on Covid-19 and justice related issues
• Mrs Naomi Long, Minister of Justice
• Ms Deborah Brown, DoJ

Public from 3:14 PM (15 mins)
Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill - Proposals for Committee Stage

Legislative Consent Motion - Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill – Draft Committee Report

Legislative Consent Motion - Provisions of Extra Territorial Jurisdiction in the UK Domestic Abuse Bill

Legislative Consent Motion - Sentencing (Pre-Consolidation Amendments) Bill

2021-22 Department of Justice Final Budget Allocations - Consideration of Committee Position

Committee Business
2:30 PMAssembly ChamberAd Hoc Committee on the COVID-19 Response

Public from 2:30 PM (172 mins)
Minutes of previous meeting

Statement from Health Minister
• Mr Robin Swann, Minister of Health

Statement from DAERA Minister
• Mr Edwin Poots, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
• Dr Denis McMahon, DAERA

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