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 Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour) | Oireachtas source

We see a difficulty where none will arise. Cabinet confidentiality is a privilege that must be invoked. There will be a very great reluctance to invoke it on the part of any Minister. We cannot interfere with it, however, because it is a constitutional provision.


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