Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality

Business of Select Committee

10:00 am

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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As we now have a quorum the committee is in public session. This meeting has been convened to resume consideration of the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011.

Apologies have been received from Deputies Alan Farrell and Finian McGrath. Deputy Mick Wallace is here in substitution for Deputy McGrath. I am also advised that Deputy Pádraig MacLochlainn may need to be absent for part of the meeting and in his absence Deputy Jonathan O’Brien will be his substitute.

Is it agreed that we take a break from 11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. as requested? Agreed. We will continue until almost 1 p.m. and see how we get on.

I welcome the Minister and his officials to the meeting. I ask all present to turn off all mobile telephones as they cause a problem with the sound system.