Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Public Accounts Committee

Business of Committee

9:00 am

Photo of Seán FlemingSeán Fleming (Laois, Fianna Fail)
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We are joined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. Seamus McCarthy, who is a permanent witness to the committee. Apologies have been received from Deputies Deering and Aylward.

Are the minutes of the meetings on the meeting of 20 June, 27 June and 4 July agreed? Agreed. I do not think there is any matter arising from the minutes that we will not deal with during the course of the meeting.

In regard to correspondence category A, the committee received Nos. 2310 A and 2313 A from Mr. Peter Finnegan, Secretary General of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service. They are his opening statement and the briefing documents for today’s meeting, which we note and publish.

Category B is correspondence from Accounting Officers and-or Ministers and follow up to meetings of the committee and other items for publishing. No. 2301 B is from Mr. Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills, dated 5 July 2019 providing clarification in regard to information previously provided to the committee regarding the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.