Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Public Accounts Committee
2017 Annual Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 7 - Office of the Minister for Finance
Chapter 1 - Exchequer Financial Outturn for 2017
Chapter 22 - Irish Fiscal Advisory Council
There are a few small issues. In recent years, the Oireachtas has set up its Parliamentary Budget Office, something we did not have before. Can Mr. Moran talk to me about the relationship between the Department and that office? The office is trying to assist the Oireachtas in terms of knowledge for budget planning but the budget comes from the Department. Is there close co-operation or are the Department and the Parliamentary Budget Office at arm's length?