Business of Joint Committee

No apologies have been received. I remind members that, in the context of the current Covid-19 restrictions, only the Chair and staff are present in the committee room and all members must join remotely from elsewhere in the parliamentary precincts. The secretariat can issue invitations to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams. Members may not participate in the meeting from outside the parliamentary precincts. I ask members to please mute their microphones when not making a contribution and to use the "raise hand" function to indicate. Please note that messages sent to the meeting chat are visible to all participants. Speaking slots will be prioritised for members of the committee.

Before we move to the main agenda, there is one item of housekeeping. I propose that we hold our next private meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow instead of at 6 p.m. this evening. Is that agreed? Agreed. I thank the members.