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Good afternoon, colleagues. Welcome once again and thank you for that magnificent expression of support.
Before we move to our formal agenda, let me introduce our new clerk, Mr. Leif-Erik Aune.
Welcome, on behalf of this entire committee. We certainly look forward to working with you. I think you are going to see that we are a pretty agreeable bunch, all things considered, most of the time anyway.
My colleagues have a copy of the study on the economics of policing, which has been presented to us. I would like to thank our analysts for all the work they did bringing that forward so that at the appropriate time we can do our diligence with it.
Thank you very much for all your hard work.
Colleagues, before we go into business—and I'll ask to go in camera on future business, which I hope we can do simply because we have a couple of breaks coming along with the budget and so on—we have to decide if there are any changes to routine motions moving forward. Do we have a motion to accept them as they are?
Thank you, Mr. Easter. I have been advised by the clerk that if we do wish to get into a discussion on this that I am going to need unanimous consent to move forward. Otherwise the meeting will be over at this stage.
If people are comfortable the way they are, we can go into it. Otherwise if we are going to get into a debate, we are going to have to—