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

7:05 pm

Photo of Ciarán LynchCiarán Lynch (Cork South Central, Labour) | Oireachtas source

Given that any proposal to have an inquiry would require the permission of a House, my view is that any person's request for a proposed investigation, the duration of which might remotely extend for two years, would not even get off the floor of the House. Even if an Administration fell, it would be within the gift of the new Administration to recommence an investigation by seeking the papers from the previous Administration under Standing Orders.


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