Business of Joint Committee

As we have a quorum, we will commence. Apologies have been received from Deputies O'Dea and Bailey. I welcome everyone to the meeting. Before we begin, I remind members about phones. If members have them, would they either turn them off completely or switch them into flight mode. I propose that we go into private session for a few moments to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 10.35 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.50 a.m.