Business of Joint Committee

I thank Senator Colm Burke for facilitating the commencement of the meeting. I remind members to, please, switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the broadcasting and recording equipment, even when left in silent mode.

First, we shall go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.05 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.15 a.m.