I wish to make an announcement about the delayed notification of the committee meeting. A number of members have advised me that they did not receive notification of the committee meeting, which was sent on Friday, 13 November last, although it appeared on the schedule. This was caused by an information technology, IT, issue that has since been rectified, and the official invitation was sent yesterday, 18 November 2020. On behalf of the Houses of the Oireachtas service, I wish to apologise for this delay. Emails were sent to members on Tuesday and telephone calls were made on Wednesday, 18 November.
Do the members wish to defer the election of Chairman until next Thursday, 26 November 2020, due to the short notice of this meeting?