Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

General Scheme of the Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Bill 2022: Discussion

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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What would be the sequencing on that? If a body applies to be a qualified entity but is considered not sufficiently well resourced, would Ms McNamara envisage a situation whereby one could say it will be appointed as a qualified entity but only at the stage when it is sufficiently well resourced or would it be the case that it would get the qualification and then the resources should come from that? Ms McNamara can see the concern I am driving at. It is that all the powers in the world do not make any difference if one does not have the resources to be able to enforce it.