Business of Joint Committee

We have received apologies from Deputy Pat Buckley and Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor. Members are requested to ensure that their mobiles phones are turned off for the duration of the meeting. I propose that we go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.40 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.45 p.m.