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

7:45 pm

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

I want to get my head around this. Let us say there was a proposal to investigate an issue relating to a particular disability and to ask what the policy thinking was and what Cabinet consideration was given. What is the constitutional position with regard to calling in the Minister for health who was in office at the material time to discuss the Cabinet or departmental thinking? Does one have to distinguish specifically between Department thinking and Cabinet thinking?


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