Business of Select Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Jonathan O'Brien, for whom Deputy Stanley will substitute. The Chairman will be here in due course. I am sitting in for him for the first section of the meeting.

Today the select committee will meet stakeholders from the Climate Change Advisory Council; the Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI, and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the budgetary implications of climate change measures. Before we begin, I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The select committee went into private session at 1.35 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.40 p.m.