Election of Temporary Chairman

Clerk to the Committee

The first matter today is the election of a temporary chairman. I now invite nominations for the position of temporary Chairman.

I nominate Senator Humphreys.

I second the nomination.

Clerk to the Committee

As there are no other nominations, I declare Senator Humphreys temporary Chairman of the committee and call on him to take the Chair.

Apologies have been received from Deputy Neville. I propose we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 4.17 p.m. and resumed in public session at 4.34 p.m.