Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
General Scheme of the Water Services Separation Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
I thank Ms Groarke for that clarification. With respect to head 9, explain to me the logic of Irish Water not presenting to the Committee of Public Accounts as an Accounting Officer? That limits the ability of that committee in its oversight of Irish Water's finances. The Secretary General of the Department that funds Irish Water is an Accounting Officer. Is that the reason or is there some other reason Irish Water does not have its own Accounting Officer for the purposes of the Committee of Public Accounts?