Business of Joint Committee

I welcome members and wish them a happy new year. As we have a quorum of six members, including one Deputy and one Senator we will commence the meeting. Is that agreed? Agreed.

I remind members to turn off their mobile telephones. I propose we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters before returning to public session. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 2.30 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3 p.m.