Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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I thank the Chairman. I apologise for not getting the opening statement the committee earlier. I did not have a chance to clear it until last night. As an aside, I mentioned that on previous occasions statements given by Ministers to committees have appeared in the media before they were given and obviously I encourage members, if they receive a statement in advance, to respect the confidence of it and not share it.