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Date of meeting


1 December

Rural Needs Bill - Committee Consideration of Evidence & Key Issues

Oral Brief DARD - Update on 2015 Single Applications (including inspections)

Oral Brief DARD - Mid-year progress report on the DARD Business Plan targets

Oral Brief DARD - Fishing Industry

RaISe – Better Regulation Research Papers

Written Brief DARD - Pre Consultation The Zoonoses (Fees) Regulations (NI) 2016

Written Brief DARD - Pre Consultation The Northern Ireland Poultry Health Assurance Scheme (Fees) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2016

Written Brief DARD - Pre Consultation The Scrapie (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2016

Written Brief SL1 - The Seed Potato Regulations (NI) 2015

3 December 

Thursday 3 December Committee Visit to Dublin to meet with the Oireactas Joint Committee

 8 December

Rural Needs Bill - Informal Clause by Clause Scrutiny of the Bill (and discussion on amendments)

Oral Brief DARD - January Monitoring Round

Oral Brief NI Statistics & Research Agency - Rural Deprivation Measures

Oral Brief DARD - The Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Eradication Scheme Order (NI) 2015

Written Brief DARD - Rathlin Island Fishing Exclusion Zones Regulations (NI) 2015

 12 January 

Rural Needs Bill - Formal Clause by Clause Scrutiny of the Bill (and consideration of amendments)

Oral Brief DARD - The Evidence & Innovation Strategy 2015-17

Oral Brief DARD - Agricultural Land Use strategy

19 January 

Rural Needs Bill - Consideration of Draft Report

26 January  Rural Needs Bill - Agree Report and Order to Print



Oral briefing DARD – Final Outputs of RDP 2007/13 – current programme will continue expenditure to Dec 15 and final report to EU Commission June 2016.  An update will be provided in Nov/Dec 15.

Oral Briefing DARD – Beef Sector Support / Suckler Cow Support / Beef Genomic Scheme

Oral Briefing DARD – DARD EU Priorities

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

Written Brief DARD SL1 and Outcome of Consultation - The Seed Marketing Potato Regulations (NI) 2015

Written Brief DARD SL1 - The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for residues & Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations

Written Brief Pre Consultation - The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (NI) 2016

Written Brief DARD SL1 - The Sea Fishing Registration of Fish Buyers and Sellers and Designation of Fish Auction Sites (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2015



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