Dáil debates

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Committee on Housing and Homelessness: Motion


8:35 pm

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Minister of State and Government Chief Whip, Department of An Taoiseach; Minister of State, Department of Defence; Wexford, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I move:

That--(a) a Special Committee, which shall be called the Committee on Housing and Homelessness, shall be established to review the implications of the problems of housing and homelessness and make recommendations thereon;

(b) the Committee shall be made up of 14 Members of the Dáil, of which three members will be appointed by Fine Gael, three members by Fianna Fáil, two members by Sinn Féin, one member by the Labour Party and five members representing the Independent Deputies and Members from other political parties, and four shall constitute a quorum; members may be substituted as provided under Standing Order 95(2);

(c) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 93, the Committee shall elect one of its members to be Chairman, who shall have only one vote;

(d) the Ceann Comhairle shall announce the names of the members appointed under paragraph (b) for the information of the Dáil on the first sitting day following their appointment;

(e) the Committee shall have the powers defined in Standing Order 85 (other than paragraphs (3), (4) and (6) thereof);

(f) the Committee shall, by the 28th April 2016, provide an interim report, containing its proposed work schedule for consideration by the Dáil; and

(g) the Committee shall, by the 17th June 2016, present a final report to the Dáil, whereupon the Committee shall stand dissolved.


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