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

6:25 pm

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour) | Oireachtas source

I find the proposal extraordinary, because to cure the problem of an overweening majority Deputy Donnelly is proposing to have an overweening minority that can overturn the majority view. That is an extraordinary state of affairs. Deputy Donnelly is proposing that one quarter of the members of the committee should constitute a sufficient number to deem a proposal to be proposed by a committee. Let us consider the detail of the Bill.


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