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

6:55 pm

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

That is the normal practice. I refer to section 17(4) which states: "The House may by resolution remove a committee member from, or add a member of the House to, the committee in accordance with the rules and standing orders of the House." This is a matter on which the House will have to seize itself. The normal way in which a committee is constructed is that the numbers are fixed and then each party is asked to nominate people to it. I imagine that the Committee on Procedure and Privileges might be the forum where this would be determined. However, I do not think we need to be prescriptive in the Bill other than to say in section 17(4) that this is a matter for the House.


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