Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from the Chairman, Deputy McHugh, who is unwell. We send him good wishes for a speedy recovery. Apologies have also been received from Deputy Calleary and Senators Martin, Doherty and Chambers. 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 9.09 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.15 a.m.