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

7:35 pm

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

Perhaps we could consider something for Report Stage. Let us take the banking inquiry, for example. There are probably an awful lot of documents that would be useful for the committee to see. To help expedite that sort of inquiry, Deputy Pringle is suggesting that, rather than having the committee meet in a group of nine or 15 members who try to figure out the required documentation, one could appoint an expert investigator who knows what is needed. In addition, that investigator would have the power vested in them by the committee to demand documentation from the banks involved. I will withdraw the amendment, but the Minister might consider that point.


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