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

7:25 pm

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Independent) | Oireachtas source

I am second-guessing Deputy Pringle to an extent. He is probably making a distinction between expert help and an inquiry. The proposed subsection (4) states: “An inquiry officer may request the production by a person of any document in the possession or control of the person that the officer considers relevant to his or her inquiry.” That is obviously a specific power over and above an expert review or input. I imagine that the Deputy is keen to ensure that the committee of inquiry will be able to appoint a person to expedite proceedings.


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