Business of Committee

We are joined remotely by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. Seamus McCarthy, as a permanent witness to the committee. Apologies have been received from Deputy Duncan Smith. Are the minutes of the previous meetings on 14 October and 15 October agreed? Agreed. The minutes will be published. I propose that we go into private session to deal with a housekeeping matter and then resume in public session to engage with officials from the Department of Education and Skills. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The committee went into private session at 4.32 p.m. and resumed in public session at 4.40 p.m.