Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Select Sub-Committee on Public Expenditure and Reform
The Joint Committee met at 10:00
Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly, Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, Deputy Sean Fleming, Deputy Catherine Murphy,+ Deputy Brendan Howlin (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform), Deputy Dara Murphy, Deputy Heather Humphreys, Deputy Dan Neville,* Deputy Kevin Humphreys,* Deputy Arthur Spring.
* In the absence of Deputy Regina Doherty and Deputy Michael Creed, respectively.
+ In the absence of Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly, for part of meeting.
In attendance: Deputies Lucinda Creighton, Terence Flanagan, Peter Mathews and Denis Naughten.
DEPUTY LIAM TWOMEY IN THE CHAIR.
I welcome the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Brendan Howlin, and his officials. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Oireachtas (Ministerial and Parliamentary Offices) (Amendment) Bill 2013 which was referred to the select sub-committee by Dáil Éireann on 29 January 2014.
I remind members that we are in public session and that all mobile telephones must be switched off to avoid interference with the broadcasting of the meeting.