The committee is in public session. I remind members to switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment.
This meeting has been convened for consideration of Committee Stage of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018. I welcome back the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Charles Flanagan and his officials. Would the Minister at the outset like to make some opening remarks on the Bill before we commence to address the amendments?