Business of Joint Committee

Chairman

As we have a quorum, we shall begin our meeting in public session. Apologies have been received from Deputy Catherine Martin. Members are requested to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are off as they interfere with the sound system. I propose that we go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 1.39 p.m. and resumed in public session at 1.43 p.m.