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Date of meeting

Agenda

13 January

Oral Briefing DARD – LCM for the Abolition of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP)

Written Briefing - Public consultation on proposed amendment to TB (Examination and Testing) Scheme Order (NI) 1999

Written Briefing - Consultation on proposals for investment in the NI fishing and aquaculture sectors under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (Grants) Regulations (NI) 2015

Committee discussion of issues raised during TRPSI Review and way forward for Committee (closed session)

Written Briefing - Public consultation on proposed changes to Brucellosis Eradication Programme if Officially Brucellosis Free status is attained in spring 2015

Oral Briefing DARD – The Dairy Market

Oral Briefing RaISe – The Dairy Market

Informal meeting -  Omagh Forum for Rural Associations (tbc)

20 January

Committee Business

Written Briefing – SL1 Less Favoured Area Compensatory Allowances (LFACA) 2015 Statutory Rule

Oral briefing DARD - Public Consultation on Proposed Rural Proofing Bill

Written Briefing – SL1 The Plant Health (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015; and

Written Briefing – SL1 The Plant Health (Wood and Bark) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015.

Oral Briefing DARD Minister – DARD Budget 2015/16 (tbc)

Oral Briefing DARD - Consultation On Draft Flood Risk Management Plans

27 January 

Committee Business

Oral briefing DARD – Cross Compliance legislation

Oral Briefing DARD – Update on Second Annual Progress Report on Rural White Paper 

3 February

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD – TB update (Annual Plan, TVR, Committee Inquiry Recommendations- date) 

Oral Briefing DARD – NIFAIS (Closed Session)

DARD QT at 2pm therefore meeting will start at 1pm

10 February

Committee Business

Oral briefing DARD – Reservoirs Bill: proposed amendment on number of supervised visits

Written Briefing - The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (NI) 2015

Oral Briefing DARD  - Farm Business Improvement Scheme

17 February

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD & AFBI – AFBI Strategic Plan and AFBI Estate 

24 February

Committee Inquiries

Oral Briefing DARD - Draft Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Order 2014 

DARD QT at 2pm therefore meeting will start at 1pm

Committee

Effective Questioning Techniques

With Kate Faragher at 2.45pm after Question Time

3 March 

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD - Zoonoses Fees Uplift

Oral briefing DARD - 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme

10 March

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD - Launch of the consultation of the DARD Children and Young People’s Action 2014-2017

24 March

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD - The Common Agricultural Policy Direct Payments and Support Schemes (Integrated Administration and Control System and Enforcement) Regulations (NI) 2015  (WORKING TITLE)

&

The Common Agricultural Policy Direct Payments and Support Schemes (Pillar 1 Payments) Regulations (NI) 2015 (WORKING TITLE)

Oral Briefing DARD - The Rural Development Programme Regulations (NI) 2015 (WORKING TITLE)

Oral Briefing DARD - Rathlin Island Fishing Exclusion Zones Regulations (NI) 2015

Oral Briefing DARD - Sustainable Use of Poultry Litter Project

14 April

Committee Business

Oral Briefing DARD – Update on Workforce Restructuring (tbc)

 

 

OUTSTANDING EVIDENCE SESSIONS TO BE ORGANISED

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

Written Brief DARD - EU Animal Health Regulations

Written Brief DARD – EU Official Controls Regulations

Written Brief DARD SL1 – The Non-Commerical Movement Of Pets (Amendment) Order (NI) 2015

Post Easter 2015

SL1 – The Plant Health (Wood Packaging Material Marking) Order (NI) 2014

VISITS & EVENTS

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Houses of the Oireachtas – January 2015

Remote Sensing – February 2015

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

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