Business of Select Committee

Clerk to the Committee

In the unavoidable absence of the Chairman, I must call for nominations for the election of a temporary Chairman.

I nominate Deputy Thomas Byrne.

Clerk to the Committee

As there are no other nominations, I call on Deputy Thomas Byrne to take the Chair.

Deputy Thomas Byrne took the Chair.

I propose that we go into private session to discuss the arrangements for the meeting. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The select committee went into private session at 3.38 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3.42 p.m.