Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputies Brophy, Joan Collins and O'Loughlin and Senators Coffey and Warfield.

Senator Warfield is running late, but he will be here.

He is running late. We need to look at the timing of meetings of the joint committee. There are a couple of options, but I want to discuss the issue later with committee members. I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 11.10 a.m. and resumed in public session at 11.25 a.m.