We will deal with correspondence sent. The first is No. 2019/570, an email to the office of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, confirming the committee has agreed to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 22019 and that the Minister will be informed when the joint committee has scheduled a date. It is proposed to note that correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed.
With regard to correspondence received, No. 2019/555a and 555b is an email from the Ceann Comhairle attaching a letter received from Mr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, regarding the EU scrutiny process generally and. more particularly, the eight-week period provided in Protocol 2 of the Treaty on European Union, TEU. It is proposed to note the correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed.
No. 2019/557 is an email from Ms Andrea Lennon, aviation safety and security division, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, dated 25 November 2019, providing a further briefing regarding policy development on drones and possible legislation in this area, as requested. It is proposed to include this matter on the committee’s work programme for 2020. Is that agreed? Agreed.
No. 2019/558 is a letter from Ms Irene Hagan, Journal Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, dated 19 November 2019, forwarding an order passed by the Dáil on 19 November 2019 referring a Supplementary Estimate to the Select Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, pursuant to Standing Orders. It is proposed to note the correspondence, which was considered by the select committee at last week's meeting. Is that agreed? Agreed.
No. 2019/559 is an email from Mr. Damien Ó Tuama, national cycling co-ordinator, Cyclist.ie, regarding the committee’s recent hearings and consideration of preparation of a report on cycling. It is proposed to include this matter on the committee’s work programme for 2020. Is that agreed? Agreed.
No. 2019/560 is an email from Ms Mary Daly in the Minister’s office, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, informing the clerk to the joint committee that the Minister has consented to the reappointment of Ms Liz O Donnell as chair-designate of the Road Safety Authority for a five-year period, subject to her appearance before the joint committee for approval. It is proposed to schedule this meeting early in the new year. Is that agreed? Agreed.
No. 2019/565 is a letter from the Minister informing me that a copy of the final KOSI report has been furnished to An Garda Síochána and that the report will not be shared with the joint committee at this time. If there are no comments, it is proposed to note this correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed. I know Deputy Marc MacSharry wished to raise a matter on that and I appreciate he is not present. If it is appropriate, we will leave it on the agenda for next week, given that the Deputy said he had a specific question to ask.
No. 2019/566 is an email from Mr. Ciarán Ferrie, I BIKE Dublin, dated 2 December 2019, providing information about the Cycling Works Dublin campaign and reiterating I BIKE Dublin's offer to me and all the members of the committee to accompany it on a cycle through Dublin city in the new year.
Is that agreed? Agreed. I will be off my crutches by then.