Retirement of Staff Member

Before we get to the business of the day, I want to announce that, as some of you may know, the head usher, Colm O'Rourke, is retiring. He has served in this House for 14 years. He is a dedicated member of the staff and always worked diligently on behalf of Members and all of the visitors who came to this House. He is not with us today. He will retire on 30 October and Members might meet him between now and then. We of course wish him a happy retirement and ask that if knows the secret of how to spend time without spending money he shares it with us all. We wish him, his wife and his family all the best in his retirement.