Business of Joint Committee

Clerk to the Committee

We are now in public session. In the absence of the Chairman and the Vice Chairman the first item is the election of an Acting Chairman. Can we have nominations for the position of Acting Chairman?

I propose Senator Catherine Noone.

Clerk to the Committee

As there are no other nominations, I call on Senator Noone to take the Chair.

Senator Catherine Noone took the Chair.

Apologies have been received from Deputy Lisa Chambers, Senator Joan Freeman and Deputy Sean Sherlock. I propose that we go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 10.08 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.16. a.m.