Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Monday, 22 March 2021

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Business of Select Committee

Photo of Lisa ChambersLisa Chambers (Fianna Fail)
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I remind members to ensure that their mobile phones are switched off. I ask them to mute their devices until they are contributing. I welcome everyone to the meeting.

We have correspondence from the chairperson of the Northern Ireland Assembly committee for the Executive office, acknowledging our participation in a meeting with it on 11 March 2021. We also have the official report from the Northern Ireland Assembly committee for the Executive office meeting of 10 March 2021. We have correspondence from the European Commission. Vice President Maroš Šefovi replied to a committee invitation to President von der Leyen. We have correspondence from the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Deputy Harris, providing confirmation of his attendance at a committee meeting we will have on Monday, 26 April 2021. I ask that those items be noted.

We must adopt the draft minutes of our public meeting on 8 March, which was an engagement with officials from the Department of Health, the HSE, Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representatives Association and the CEO and Kingsbridge Private Hospital. Are the minutes agreed? Agreed.