Business of Joint Committee

I welcome the members to the meeting. Apologies have been received from Deputy O'Dea. I remind members if they have mobile phones to turn them off.

I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters before returning to public session. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 10.22 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.32 a.m.