Apologies have been received from Deputy Seán Ardagh and Senator Maurice Cummins. I remind members and those in the public gallery that they should ensure mobile phones are switched off completely for the duration of the meeting because they cause interference, even on silent mode, with the recording equipment.
The minutes of the meeting of 24 August have been circulated. Are there any matters arising? No. The minutes are agreed.
There is correspondence from the Joint Committee on European Scrutiny about decisions made during its meeting on 21 September 2010. No proposals were referred to this committee and it is proposed the correspondence be noted. Is that agreed? Agreed.