Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Sherlock, Deputy McLoughlin, Senator Frances Black, Mr. Mark Durkan, MP and Ms Margaret Ritchie, MP. Dr. Alasdair McDonnell and Mr. Mickey Brady are in attendance and I welcome them here today.

Today the committee will continue its examination of the implications of Brexit and we will hear from Dr. Conor Patterson, chief executive of Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency; Mr. Peter Conway, CEO of Warrenpoint Harbour; and Mr. Michael Blaney, managing director of Autoline Insurance Group.

I propose to go into private session to consider some housekeeping items. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 2.25 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3.05 p.m.