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

6:05 pm

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

We are looking at the grounds of constitutional authority for inquiries. These relate to the legislative function. In essence the findings that would be permissible under this section would be systems issues as opposed to findings against an individual. The findings that could be made in a section 7 inquiry are that certain functions do not operate well.


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