Committee evidence sessions on Brexit 2020-21

Synopsis: This page contains a list of Assembly Committee evidence sessions which focused exclusively or primarily on Brexit and were held during the 2020-2021 session.

Disclaimer: The information on these pages is provided to communicate the work of the Assembly. This content is intended as a helpful resource on Brexit but is not an exhaustive source of information.

Use the links in the table below to view transcripts or videos of the sessions. The information is presented in reverse chronological order.

DateCommitteeSubject

Friday 9 July 2021

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Lord David Frost, Cabinet Office - Protocol on Ireland/ Northern Ireland

Thursday 1 July 2021

 

Committee for Health

 

Briefing from Department of Health - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA and Mr Gary Middleton MLA, Junior Ministers, Executive Office - United Kingdom Exit from the European Union:

Transcript

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Committee for Finance

Evidence session with Professor Katy Hayward; Mr David Henig; Mr Martin Howe QC; Dr Anna Jerzewska - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

 

Evidence session with Centre for European Reform; Customs Clearance Consortium; Trader Support Service - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Monday 28 June 2021

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Evidence session with Dr Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Committee for Finance

Evidence session with Dr Graham Gudgin; Professor Ronan McCrea; Professor David Phinnemore - Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Thursday 10 June 2021

 

Committee for Health

 

Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Transcript

Thursday 3 June 2021

Committee for
Agriculture,
Environment
and Rural
Affairs

Evidence from Mr Edwin Poots MLA, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Wednesday 26 May 2021

 

 

Committee for the Executive
Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney and Mr Gordon Lyons, Junior Ministers, The Executive Office -United Kingdom Exit from the European Union

Transcript

 

Briefing from Special EU Programmes Body -European Union Programmes

Transcript

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from Department for the Economy officials - EU exit

Transcript

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from EU Affairs Manager – UK Exit from the EU

Transcript

Thursday 6 May 2021

Committee for
Agriculture,
Environment
and Rural Affairs

 

 

 

Briefing from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

 

Briefing from Police Service of Northern Ireland -Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Wednesday 5 May 2021

 

Committee for Infrastructure

Briefing from the Northern Ireland Local Government Association & SOLACE NI - EU Successor Funding

Transcript

Thursday 29 April 2021

Committee for
Agriculture,
Environment
and Rural Affairs

Briefing from Belfast City Council; Newry, Mourne and Down District Council - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Thursday 29 April 2021

Ad Hoc Committee on a Bill of Rights

Briefing by Equality Commission for Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission - Implications of Brexit for Human Rights

Transcript

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Committee for The Executive
Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA and Mr Gordon Lyons MLA, Junior Ministers, The Executive Office - Brexit Issues

Transcript

Thursday 22 April 2021

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Evidence from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Committee for Finance

RaISe Oral Presentation - UK Internal Market Act 2020

Video

Thursday 15 April 2021

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Evidence from Police Service of Northern Ireland - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

 

Evidence from DAERA officials- Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Thursday 15 April 2021

 

Committee for Health

 

Briefing from Department of Health officials – Brexit

Transcript

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing by Mrs Arlene Foster MLA, First Minister; and Mrs Michelle O’Neill MLA, deputy First Minister

Transcript

 

Briefing from Equality Commission for Northern Ireland; Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission; Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission - Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Wednesday 24 March 2021

 

 

Concurrent meeting of the Committee for the Economy, Committee for Infrastructure, and Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from Trader Support Service (TSS) & Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) – Impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol

Transcript

 

Wednesday 24 March 2021

 

Committee for Finance

Briefing from the NI Assembly EU Affairs Manager - Withdrawal Agreement Structures

Video

Wednesday 24 March

2021

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Confederation of British Industry NI; Irish Business and Employers Confederation; Ibec-CBI Northern Ireland Joint Business Council - Post-Brexit Transition

Transcript

Thursday 11 March

2021

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Evidence session with Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots - Ministerial Priorities for 2021-22: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Transcript

 

Evidence from GMB, NIPSA and Unite - Withdrawal of DAERA and Local Authority Staff from Ports

Transcript

Wednesday 10 March 2021

 

Committee for
Economy

Briefing from NI Tourism Alliance (NITA) - Covid-19 response & EU Exit and NI Protocol

Video

Wednesday 10 March 2021

 

Committee for
Finance

Briefing from Social Enterprise NI - Public Procurement Common Framework

Video

Wednesday 10 March 2021

 

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Meeting with Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Transcript

Thursday 4 March 2021

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Evidence from DAERA officials - Border Control Posts/Points of Entry

Transcript

Wednesday 3 March 2021

 

Committee for the
Economy

Briefing from Invest NI & InterTradeIreland - EU Exit and Northern Ireland Protocol

Video

Wednesday 3 March 2021

 

Committee for
Finance

Briefing from RaISe - Public Procurement Common Framework

 

Briefing from the Construction Employers’ Federation - Public Procurement Common Framework

Video

 

Briefing from Department of Finance - SL1 The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Transcript

Thursday 25 February

2021

 

Committee for
Agriculture,
Environment and Rural
Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - EU Exit and impact of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

Transcript

 

Wednesday 24 February

2021

 

Committee for
Economy

Briefing from Federation of Small Businesses, Logistics UK, Northern Ireland Retail Consortium, Retail NI - EU Exit and Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Wednesday 24 February

2021

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA and Mr Gary Middleton MLA, Junior Ministers, The Executive Office – Brexit issues

Transcript

Wednesday 17 February

2021

 

 

Committee for Infrastructure

Briefing from Northern Ireland Ports - Brexit & Current Issues

Transcript

 

Briefing from Retail NI - Brexit & COVID Issues

Transcript

Thursday 11 February

2021

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - Environment Bill

Transcript

Wednesday 10 February 2021

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Meeting with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

 

Briefing from RaISe - The Executive’s International Relations and comparisons with Scotland and Wales

Video

Thursday 4 February 2021

 

Committee for Health

Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Common Framework on Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene, and Common Framework on Nutrition Labelling, Composition and Standards

Transcript

Thursday 4 February 2021

 

Committee for
Agriculture,
Environment
and Rural
Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - Implications of EU Exit for the local fishing fleet

Transcript

 

Briefing from DAERA - Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021/Direct Payments to Farmers (Simplifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

Transcript

Wednesday 3 February 2021

 

Committee for Infrastructure

Briefing from Department for Infrastructure officials - Common Framework on Hazardous Substances

Transcript

Wednesday 3 February 2021

 

Committee for Finance

Briefing from RaISe (Assembly Research and Information Services) - Freeports and State Aid

Video

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Committee for
Economy

Briefing from Department for Economy officials – EU Exit

Video

Thursday 28 January 2021

 

Committee for

Agriculture, Environment And Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - Future Agriculture Funding

Transcript

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Committee for
Infrastructure

Briefing from Department for Infrastructure officials - Brexit issues

Transcript

Wednesday 27 January 2021

 

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA and Mr Gordon Lyons MLA, Junior Ministers, Executive Office - Brexit Issues

Transcript

Wednesday 27 January 2021

 

Committee for Finance

Briefing from Department of Finance - Public Procurement Common Framework

Transcript

Thursday 21 January 2021

 

Committee for

Agriculture, Environment And Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials -  Update on Common Frameworks

Video

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Committee for Infrastructure

 

Briefing from Northern Ireland Retail Consortium; Logistics UK; Road Haulage Association - Brexit Issues Facing the Freight and Haulage Sector Transcript

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from Professor Katy Hayward and Professor David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast - EU Exit

Transcript

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Committee for Finance

Briefing from Solace NI and Northern Ireland Local Government Association - EU Successor Funding in Northern Ireland

Video

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Committee for

Agriculture, Environment And Rural Affairs

Briefing from Northern Ireland Fishermen's Federation - Impact of EU Exit on the Fishing Industry

Transcript

Thursday 14 January 2021

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from RaISe - Agricultural policy developments - UK, Ireland and other selected jurisdictions

Video

 

Briefing from DAERA - Common Framework for Resources and Waste Policy

Transcript

Wednesday 13 January 2021

 

Committee for the Executive Office

Briefing from Mrs Arlene Foster MLA, First Minister; and Mrs Michelle O’Neill MLA, deputy First Minister

Transcript

 

Briefing from the Executive Office and the North/South Ministerial Council - Assessment of the impact of Brexit on the institutions and North/South and East/West relationships

Transcript

 

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Update on Common Frameworks

Transcript

Thursday 7 January 2021

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Briefing from Logistics UK - Operational and practical issues arising from EU Exit

Briefing from NI Business Brexit Working Group - Operational and practical issues arising from EU Exit
Video

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - Operational and Practical Issues Arising from EU Exit

Transcript

Thursday 17 December 2020

Committee for Health

Briefing from Department of Health officials - Brexit

Transcript

 

Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Food Hygiene Rating Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Transcript

Thursday 17 December 2020

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Evidence session with Mr Edwin Poots MLA, Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - EU Exit and Key Priorities:

Transcript

 

Briefings on EU Exit legislation

See minutes for details

Video

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Committee for Infrastructure

Briefing from Department for Infrastructure - Common Frameworks

Transcript

 

Briefings with Department of Infrastructure officials - EU Exit secondary legislation

Minutes

Video

Wednesday 16 December 2020

Committee for the Executive Office

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Brexit

Transcript

 

Briefing from Joint Committee of Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Thursday 10 December 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - Common Frameworks on Animal Health and Welfare and on Zootechnical Breeding

Transcript

Wednesday 9 December  2020

Committee for the Executive Office

Meeting with the House of Lords Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee - Post-Brexit Common Frameworks

Transcript

 

Briefing from Department of Finance and Executive Office officials - EU funding programmes

Transcript

Thursday 3 December 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

DAERA Briefing - Common Framework for Chemicals and Pesticides

Transcript

 

DAERA Briefing - Seed Marketing and Fertilisers (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Transcript

 

DAERA Briefing - EU Exit legislation

Minutes

Video

Thursday 26 November 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

DAERA Briefing - Common Framework for Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-depleting Substances

Transcript

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from Department of Economy EU Exit Preparation and Transition Group - Business Readiness for the end of the Transition period

Video

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Committee for The Executive Office

Meeting with Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs - Brexit

Transcript

 

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA and Mr Gordon Lyons MLA, Junior Ministers, The Executive Office - Brexit

Transcript

Thursday 19 November 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials - Future Agricultural Policy and Basic Payment Scheme

Transcript

 

Briefing from Ulster Farmers’ Union - Future Agricultural Policy and Basic Payment Scheme

Transcript

Thursday 19 November 2020

Committee for Health

Briefing from Department of Health - Brexit developments

Transcript

Wednesday 18 November 2020

 

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA) - Update on the NI European Social Fund Programme

Video

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Committee for the Executive Office

Briefing from Special EU Programmes Body - Peace and INTERREG programmes

Transcript

Thursday 12 November 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

DAERA Briefing - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Withdrawal Agreement) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

Thursday 12 November 2020

 

Committee for Health

Briefing from Department of Health officials - Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020; Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020; Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

 

Briefing from Food Standards Agency NI - Food (Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Transcript

Briefing from Food Standards Agency - Food Hygiene Rating Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Transcript

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Committee for Finance

Briefing from Department of Finance and Special EU Programmes Body - PEACE PLUS

Transcript

Wednesday 11 November 2020

 

Committee for the Executive Office

 

Briefing from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Ards and North Down Borough Council - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council - Brexit

Transcript

Thursday 5 November 2020

Committee for Health

Briefing from Food Standards Agency - UK Common Framework

Transcript

 

Briefing from Department of Health – Human Medicines Regulations

Transcript

Thursday 5 November 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA – EU Exit Preparedness

Transcript

Wednesday 4 November 2020

Committee for the Executive Office

Briefing from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council- Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Belfast City Council - Brexit

Transcript

Briefing from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

Transcript

Briefing from Mid Ulster District Council

Transcript

Briefing from Derry City and Strabane District Council

Transcript

Briefing from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Transcript

Thursday 22 October 2020

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

DAERA Briefing -  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

Transcript

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Committee for the Executive Office

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Brexit Issues

Transcript

Thursday 15 October 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from DAERA officials on EU Exit legislation:

Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

Seeds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulation 2020

Transcript

Animals, Aquatic Animal Health and Seeds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2020: Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Transcript

Briefings on further EU Exit regulations

Video

Minutes

Wednesday 14 October 2020

 

Committee for Infrastructure

 

Briefing from Department for Infrastructure – Brexit

Transcript

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Joint Committee of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission -Brexit — Article 2 of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

 

Briefing from Executive Office officials on the UK Command Paper

Transcript

Thursday 8 October 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from Northern Ireland Port Representatives - EU Exit Readiness

Transcript

 

Briefings from DAERA officials on EU Exit legislation:

Waste Regulations

Transcript

Chemicals Regulations

Transcript

Agriculture and Miscellaneous Regulations

Transcript

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - General Trade Update

Video

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing by First Minister Arlene Foster MLA and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA,

Transcript

 

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Common Frameworks

Transcripts

Thursday 1 October 2020

 

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - Common Fisheries Policy (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and Agriculture (Payments) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

 

Evidence from DAERA - Fisheries Trade Negotiations

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - SI Defra/CFP/12: The CFP (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (Cat 3)

Video

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from Department of Economy - Brexit, UK Internal Market & Trade Bill

Video

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Executive Office officials - Brexit Contingency Planning

Transcript

Thursday 24 September 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

DAERA Briefing - Transition Programme and United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Transcript

 

DAERA Briefing - Fisheries Bill

Transcript

 

DAERA Briefing - Approach to EU Exit Updates and Secondary Legislation

Video

 

Briefing from DAERA officials - Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Producer Organisations and Wine) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 and Agriculture (Payments) (Amendment, etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

Thursday 24 September 2020

 

Committee for Justice

 

Briefing from Police Service of Northern Ireland - Justice-related and EU Exit Issues and Key Policing Priorities and Challenges

Transcript

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Committee for the Economy

Briefing from The Northern Ireland Business Brexit Working Group - UK Internal Market Bill and Brexit

Video

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Committee for The Executive Office

Briefing from Mr Declan Kearney MLA, Junior Minister, Executive Office; Mr Gordon Lyons MLA, Junior Minister, Executive Office – Brexit issues

Transcript

Thursday 17 September 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from RaISe - Common Framework ETS

Video

 

DAERA Briefing - EU Emissions Trading System and the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

Transcript

 

DAERA Briefing - EU Exit Preparations

Transcript

Thursday 17 September 2020

 

Committee for Health

 

Briefing from Department of Health officials – Brexit issues

Transcript

 

Briefing from Department of Health - European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professionals) (EFTA States and Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

Transcript

Wednesday 16 September 2020

 

Committee for the Economy

 

Briefing from Professor Katy Hayward - United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Transcript

Wednesday 16 September 2020

 

Committee for The Executive Office

 

Briefing from Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission - from Article 2(1) of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

Transcript

Thursday 10 September 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

 

Briefing from Northern Ireland Environment Link - EU Exit Preparation and Delivery

Transcript

 

Briefing from DAERA officials on EU Exit Legislation and Delivery

Transcript

Thursday 3 September 2020

Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs

Briefing from NI Business Brexit Working Group Transcript

 

 

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