Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Select Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform

Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Committee Stage

6:15 pm

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Inquiries under section 9 are those which are most open to political abuse. They will never be used on a Government Deputy and will be used only on Opposition Deputies and Senators. Assuming that my coming amendments will be rejected, as no doubt they have been, section 9 inquiries will only be possible under a majority vote in the House. That will never be done for a Government Deputy.


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