Business of Joint Committee

I remind members to, please, switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording and broadcasting equipment.

Apologies have been received from Deputy Clare Daly and Senator Frances Black. We shall go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 6.20 p.m. and resumed in public session at 6.30 p.m.