Business of Joint Committee

I am delighted to be here and I hope to be able to work with everybody. No apologies have been received. I remind Members to turn off their mobile phones or switch them to silent mode. I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.05 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10 a.m.