Forward Work Plan

Date of meeting


3 December 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Housing (Amendment) Bill 

Consideration/ Clause- by- Clause Consideration

Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill Committee Stage - tbc

Consideration with Department

DSD planning for forthcoming arrival of Refugees

Advising, Supporting, Empowering Strategy and Action Plan


10 December 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 Housing (Amendment) Bill 

Committee Report

Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill Committee Stage - tbc

Consideration with Department

2016/2017 Budget

Housing - Update on the Review of the Role and Regulation of the Private Rented Sector - Departmental Briefing


12 December 2015 - 3 January 2016


Christmas Recess

Housing (Amendment) Bill (NB. Committee Stage estimated to end 15/01/16 latest)

Houses in Multiple Occupation Bill (NB. Committee Stage estimated to end 15/01/16 latest)


 Please note: The following are to be scheduled

Departmental Briefings:

  • Departmental Briefing - Passport Benefits
  • Departmental Briefing - European Funding
  • Allocations Review - Departmental Consultation

Briefings to be provided in writing in the first instance:

  • NIAO Report on NIHE 'Improving Social Housing Standards through Stock Transfer'
  • Update on Employment and Support Allowance Research
  • SHRP Tenant Participation - Final Strategy and Action Plan

Briefings confirmed to be scheduled for the New Year:

  • Update on Affordable Warmth Scheme (7 January)
  • Briefing on Report - Inspection of NIHE on the Implementation of Response Maintenance Recommendations
  • Briefing on the proposals of the working group, led by Professor Eileen Evason, to maximise the use of the additional resources allocated to 'top-up' the UK welfare arrangements in NI.
  • Update on Reposessions Task Force
  • Northside Regeneration update - (January)
  • Update on Affordable, Shared Equity Housing - (January)
  • Briefing on the annual report on the Concordat (January)
  • Options Appraisal for Structural Reform of Social Housing (next term - date tbc)
  • SHRP Local Government Engagement Discussion Paper (delayed - Jan tbc)
  • Developer Contributions Scheme Research/ Recommendations (delayed - New Year)


  • Liquor Licensing Bill
  • The Licensing Bill (PM)


  • Committee Housing Issues as agreed 01/10/15 (Schedule for Jan- March)
  • Input of Committee to the launch of YouthSpeak report into youth homelessness (Council for the Homeless to provide update on this)





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