Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

9:00 am

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I do not know whether that is what the Department is accepting. One of the issues we discussed was that its reporting of these issues of overspend was fraud and error. That is the language used. It did not separate them. If it is accepting the recommendation that it should use the term "suspected fraud", that is fine, but that could still be "suspected fraud and error". When we probed the Department officials, 70% of the issues were error, some on behalf of the State itself and some committed by customers or citizens. Can we get some clarity on that? Are they separating those two?


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