Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Committee on Budgetary Oversight
Review of the Capital Plan: Transport Infrastructure Ireland
I am sorry, but I think we are. We are asking witnesses about matters for which they are not responsible. We are going into areas of transport policy and development that may or may not be worthy of the interest of the Chair and other members of the committee. We are supposed to be fulfilling the role of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight. In all honesty, it is a bit of a reach to bring in a particular sectoral area as we have done today. Obviously, that was agreed to by the committee. With due respect to Deputy Ryan and the Chair, when the conversation starts to move into transport policy areas for which various agencies that are not represented at this meeting are responsible, I think we are going way beyond where this committee should be going.