Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee.

10:00 am

Photo of Joe CostelloJoe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour)
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I presume everybody has received a copy of the letter from Mary Farrell on behalf of the families of the wards of court. I received it on 10 November. She brings to our attention the recommendations that we made as a committee in terms of the depletion of that fund. Her letter addresses the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill that is before the Seanad and suggests the recommendations by this committee should be included in that Bill.

Has that been circulated to anybody else? For example, there is the request that the Comptroller and Auditor General be able to audit the wards of court, that there would be a customer charter and an independent review and that the recommendations from this committee would be acted upon.