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

7:15 pm

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

Once the committee determines this, one would be so entitled as that is a final determination. My understanding is the commission itself will not be obliged to vouch for it. Sorry, there are two steps involved in this process. First, the committee will determine that one is to be legally represented. The decision on the amount to be paid will be made at the end of the inquiry and the person so represented will apply to the commission in the first instance. The latter will then refer the application to the parliamentary legal costs adjudicator, who will have the same powers as the Taxing Master to determine what are appropriate and proper legal costs.


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