Forward Work Programme

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Date of meeting


18 November

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD: SL1 Draft CAP Direct Payments to Farmers under Support Schemes  (Cross-Compliance) Regulations (NI) 2015 

Oral Briefing UFU / NIAPA: Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion

Oral Briefing DARD: Relocation of DARD Headquarters

20 November

Greenmount Campus 
Committee Event on Anti-Poverty and Social Inclusion

25 November

Oral Briefing Mara: Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion

Oral Briefing DARD: Budget 2015/16 

2 December

Committee Business

Written Briefing DARD: The Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (NI) 2015

Oral Briefing Prof Trutz Haase: Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion (Rural Deprivation)

Oral Briefing DARD: Mid-year progress report on the DARD 2014/15 Business Plan targets

Oral Briefing RaISe: Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion (Rural Deprivation) 

9 December

Committee Business

Initial consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme to Easter 2015

Oral Briefing DARD: Public Expenditure – January 2014/15 Monitoring

Oral Briefing NISRA: Anti-poverty and Social Inclusion (Rural Deprivation)

Oral Briefing CAFRE : Training courses for the Young Farmers Scheme

13 January

Committee Inquiries

Committee discussion Consideration of issues raised during TRPSI review and way forward for the Committee




Oral Briefing DARD: LCM for reconstitution of Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP)

Oral Briefing DARD: SL1 – Rathlin Island Fishing Exclusion Zones Regulations (NI) 2014 – deferred to 2015

Oral Briefing DARD: Draft BVD Legislation and SL1 – deferred to later in the session

Written Brief DARD SL1 – Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) Regs 2013


Post Christmas – Open Day Teagacs Beef Centre, Co Meath (June 2015) & visit Hill Sheep Research Farms, Athenry Co. Galway

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