Business of Select Committee

We have a quorum and I will commence the meeting in public session. Apologies have been received from Deputy Lisa Chambers.

The select committee will meet the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Paschal Donohoe, to discuss the summer economic statement at 5.30 p.m. Before we do so, I propose that we go into private session to deal with committee business.

The select committee went into private session at 3.38 p.m. and resumed in public session at 5.30 p.m.