Business of Joint Committee

Clerk to the Committee

Given the unavoidable absence of the Chairman I am seeking nominations for Acting Chairman.

I propose Deputy Thomas Byrne.

Clerk to the Committee

Deputy Thomas Byrne is unopposed. Will you take the Chair please, Deputy?

Deputy Thomas Byrne took the Chair.

Apologies have been received from Deputies Tony McLoughlin and Hildegarde Naughton. We will go into private session.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.40 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.45 a.m.