Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Select Committee on Justice and Equality
Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed)
As we are in public session, all mobile telephones must be switched off as they cause interference with the recording equipment.
This meeting has been convened to resume Committee Stage of the Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016. It is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Deputy Alan Kelly whom I welcome to the meeting. I welcome again the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Charles Flanagan, and his officials. We adjourned yesterday after a lengthy debate on amendment No. 1 proposed by the Minister, which is part of a group of amendments, Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive. The amendment proposes the insertion of a new section. As I indicated yesterday, if the amendment is agreed, amendments Nos. 2 to 5, inclusive, cannot be moved. I believe we completed our debate on the new section. Deputy Jack Chambers has indicated he wishes to make a point.