Business of Joint Committee

Deputy Pat Deering is substituting for Deputy Noel Rock, Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony is substituting for Deputy Robert Troy. Deputy Declan Breathnach is substituting for Deputy Lisa Chambers for part of the meeting.

Apologies have been received from Deputy Imelda Munster.

The EU legislative proposals considered by the committee at the last meeting are available to view on the Oireachtas website.

I propose that the committee go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 4.10 p.m. and resumed in public session at 4.28 p.m.