Prelude

The Select Committee met at 10 a.m.
Members Present:

Deputy N. Ahern,

Deputy P. McCormack,

Deputy E. Gilmore,

Deputy O. Mitchell,

Deputy S. Haughey,

Deputy B. Molloy (Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government),

Deputy B. Kelleher,

Deputy B. Timmins.

DEPUTY J. HEALY-RAE in the Chair.

I welcome the Minister of State and his officials. As already agreed, the committee will meet until 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. until 8 p.m. when it is hoped we will conclude our deliberations on the Bill. Otherwise we will meet tomorrow at 9.30 a.m. to conclude the Bill.