Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Public Accounts Committee
Business of Committee
I believe the Department is hiding behind the review of the legislation and the Attorney General's advice. While that is all well and good, it does not answer the fundamental question before us. A draft report has been in legal limbo for a year. Separate from that, we have the Comptroller and Auditor General's report which deals with one element of what would have been contained in the HEA report. This committee cannot follow up on that until we have some clarity on this matter.
I asked a question of the clerk, which I also raised at our previous meeting. It is fine that we now have clarity that the Attorney General's advice has been received and the Government intends to change the legislation. That is policy but what is happening with the WIT report?