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DayVenueTimePlenary/Committee
Friday
09/12/2011
     
Monday
12/12/2011
Assembly Chamber12:00 PM Plenary Session

Tuesday
13/12/2011
Assembly Chamber10:30 AM Plenary Session


Senate Chamber11:00 AM Committee for Regional Development
Public from 11:00 AM (90 mins)
January Monitoring
Ms Deborah McNeilly, DRD; Mr Stewart Barnes, DRD

Strangford Lough Ferry Fare Review

SL1: The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 4) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011



Room 291:00 PM Audit Committee
Public from 1:00 PM (45 mins)
Consideration of the Draft NIAO Corporate Plan 2012-2013 to 2014-15
Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Ms Janet Sides, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Joe Campbell, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

January 2011 Monitoring Round
Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Ms Janet Sides, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Joe Campbell, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office

Anticipated NIAO expenditure on capital
Mr Kieran Donnelly, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Ms Janet Sides, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Joe Campbell, Northern Ireland Audit Office; Mr Andrew Allen, Northern Ireland Audit Office



Room 301:30 PM Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development
Public from 1:30 PM (150 mins)
Presentation: Consultation TB Brian F Walker

draft submission to EFRA Committee CAP inquiry - Committee Discussion

Rural White Paper Action Plan - DARD Presentation
Mr Keith Morrisson, DARD; Mr Niall Heaney, DARD

Monitoring Round - January - DARD presentation
Mr Jim McGuinness, DARD; Mr Shaun Donnelly, DARD; Ms Lynda Lowe, DARD

Renewable Energy - Alternative Land Uses - DARD Presentation
Mr Peter Scott, DARD; Mrs Joyce Rutherford, DARD



Room 211:30 PM Committee on Procedures
Closed from 1:30 PM (30 mins)
Commencement dates for Acts following Royal Assent

Legislative Consent Motions

Consideration of Standing Order 27 - Voting/Divisions

Public from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Consideration of Standing Order 69A - Assembly Commissioner for Standards

Foward work programme


Wednesday
14/12/2011
Room 2910:00 AM Committee for Employment and Learning
Public from 10:00 AM (180 mins)
Departmental briefing on the January Monitoring Round
Mr John Smith, DEL

Responses to the "Pathways to Success" Strategy - Departmental Briefing
Ms June Ingram, DEL; Mr Jim Walker, DEL; Mr Pascal McCulla, DEL

Briefing from Ofqual on its role in Northern Ireland and its first Annual Report
Ms Amanda Spielman, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations; Mr Ray Coughlin, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations; Ms Joan Gormley, Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations

Briefing from The Open University Ireland
Mr John D'Arcy, The Open University



Room 3010:00 AM Committee for Finance and Personnel
Public from 10:00 AM (110 mins)
NICS Sickness Absence DFP Evidence Session

Monitoring Round - January 2012 - Departmental Postion

Savings Delivery Plans DFP Briefing (TBC)

Closed from 11:50 AM (25 mins)


Senate Chamber10:30 AM Committee for Education
Public from 10:30 AM (165 mins)
January Monitoring Round - Budget
Mr John McGrath, DE; Mr Trevor Connolly, DE

Memorandum of Response to 2007-11 Education Committee Inquiry Report "Succesful Post-Primary Schools Servicing Disadvantaged Communities" & Dawn Purvis' Report 'Educational Disadvantage and the Protestant working class - A Call to Action' - Departmental Briefing
Mr John McGrath, DE; Mr Adrian Arbuthnot, DE

Dawn Purvis' Report 'Educational Disadvantage and the Protestant working class - A Call to Action' and Department of Education's Response to it - Non - Departmental Briefing
Ms Dawn Purvis, Independent Reviewer; Dr Pete Shirlow, Queen's University Belfast; Mr Jim Keith, Boys' Model School

Full Service Community Schools - Non Departmental Briefing
Ms Lynda Wilson, Barnardo's; Ms Anne Dawson, Barnardo's



Senate Chamber1:30 PM Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Public from 1:30 PM (210 mins)
Health & Social Care Review
Mr E Poots, Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Evidence session on the January Monitoring Round

Evidence session on the Programme for Government

The Protection from Tobacco (Sales from Vending Machines) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011



Room 302:00 PM Committee for the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
Public from 2:00 PM (120 mins)
Programme for Government - Briefing on Draft Programme for Government
Mr P Robinson, OFMDFM; Mr M McGuinness, OFMDFM

Children and Young People - Briefing by Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland
Mrs Patricia Lewsley - Mooney, Northern Ireland Commission for Children and Young People; Mrs Marlene Kinghan, Northern Ireland Commission for Children and Young People; Mrs Alex Tennant, Northern Ireland Commission for Children and Young People

Seeking Peace and Prosperity - Briefing by Evangelical Alliance NI
Mr David Smyth, Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland; Mr Peter Lynas, Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland; Mrs Lindsey Holley, Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland

Closed from 4:00 PM (30 mins)
Proposal to Update Legislation to Reform The Office of the Northern Ireland Ombudsman - Update on current position



Room 292:00 PM Public Accounts Committee
Public from 2:00 PM (30 mins)
Closed from 2:30 PM (90 mins)
Inquiry into The Use of Locum Doctors by NI Hospitals - Issues paper on evidence session


Thursday
15/12/2011
Room 2910:00 AM Committee for Social Development
Public from 10:00 AM (150 mins)
Welfare Reform - Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Welfare Reform - NI Welfare Reform Group

Welfare Reform - Fraud and Error - Departmental Briefing

December Monitoring Round - Departmental Briefing



Senate Chamber10:00 AM Committee for the Environment
Public from 10:00 AM (180 mins)
Ministerial briefing - on the implementation of RPA
Mr A Attwood, Minister of the Environment

Briefing by NI Ombudsman on the performance of the Planning Service
Ms Marie Anderson, Northern Ireland Ombudsman's Office; Dr Tom Frawley, Northern Ireland Ombudsman's Office

Monitoring Round briefing - Departmental briefing on January Monitoring Round
Mr Paul Duffy, DoE; Mr Peter Aiken, DoE

SR 2011/404 - The Planning (General Development) (Amendment No 2) Order (NI) 2011

Committee inquiry - into used tyre disposal - Letter: Waste to Energy

Consultation on proposals for Goods Vehicles Operators' Fees

Consultation on proposals for the Transitional Provisions of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act



Room 2110:30 AM Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure
Public from 10:30 AM (120 mins)
Assembly Research and Information Service briefing on archaeological issues

NI Archaeological Forum briefing

Arts Council NI briefing



Room 3010:30 AM Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Public from 10:30 AM (120 mins)
Draft Economic Strategy
Mr Alistair Pyper, DETI; Mr David Thomson, DETI; Mr Phil Rodgers, DETI

January Monitoring Round

Invest NI Corporate Plan

Update on DETI Research Agenda 2012-14

Better Regulation Strategy Annual Report


Friday
16/12/2011