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

6:45 pm

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

The Deputy has raised a number of issues. I take his point on definitions.

In terms of his general point, this is a catch-all set of guidelines. We will not be prescriptive about every eventuality. On the particular question raised by the Deputy on subsection (2)(b), there will be occasions when a scoping exercise will be done, whether it is a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, a report from another committee of the House, an existing committee finding, a report of the Ombudsman-----


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