The committee is now in public session. There are a number of substitutes today. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor is substituting for Deputy Butler for the third session, while Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett is substituting for Deputy Bríd Smith for the first and second sessions and Deputy Paul Murphy is substituting for her for the third session.
We have a few housekeeping matters which I propose to deal with now, in a very cursory manner if possible. If we cannot agree on them, we will have to go into private session. I am loath to spend much time in private session as the witnesses who have come here to speak to us have a lot on their plates. The first matter is the minutes. Has everyone seen the minutes and are there any issues arising from them that we need to discuss in private session? No. Are the minutes agreed? Agreed.
The correspondence has been circulated. Can I take it that that is noted? Agreed.
I propose to push the election of a Vice Chairman back to this evening when we can meet in private session remotely from our offices using Microsoft Teams. I ask any Members who want to participate in that meeting to make sure they are able to use Microsoft Teams and that they have the technical capability to do so. Oireachtas IT staff are available to help with that.