Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputies Bailey, Brady and Joan Collins and Senator Nash. I welcome everyone to this meeting of the Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection. I remind members to turn their off mobile phones. 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 10.19 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.32 a.m.