Business of Joint Committee

I remind members to turn off their mobile phones. To my knowledge, we have not received any apologies, but Deputy Jim Daly has indicated that he may have a problem attending. I spoke to Deputy Burton earlier and discovered that she has a clash of meetings at this time. After Christmas, the Tuesday afternoon may be a better option. Deputy Burton hopes, however, to attend. I propose that we deal with housekeeping matters in private session. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 2.40 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3.05 p.m.