Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Mac Lochlainn. Members are requested to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are turned off completely or switched to airplane, safe or flight mode, depending on the device. It is not sufficient for members to put their phones in silent mode as they still cause interference with the committee room audio system.

I propose we go into private session to discuss questions and speaking slots. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 2.01 p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.12 p.m.