Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Public Accounts Committee
Business of Committee
No. We will make a specific note for this issue to be dealt with in the briefing material that we receive before the meeting.
The next correspondence is No. 1726B from the Department of Education and Skills regarding the transfer of properties from the religious congregations. This is connected with the correspondence from the HSE, which we did not take at the time. This gives a detailed report up to 17 October. The Secretary General writes:
... the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has been sought for the acceptance of three properties ... The properties in question are:- Former primary school in school at Ballyjamesduff ....
- McAuley Centre, Kells ...
- Former St. Patrick's Primary School, Westport ...It is hoped that the consent of the Minister will be given shortly.
The committee is writing to the Minister asking him to give his consent urgently and not to delay the matter any further. We will follow up on this.
Next is No. 1729B from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade relating to our periodic report and a request for information.