Thursday, 16 December 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
29. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason he has not provided the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications with a copy of the Clinch report despite a recommendation in the July 2021 Report on Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill asking him to do so; if he will now publish this report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62397/21]
The report by Clinchmaritime Ltd. was received in July 2021. The report and its recommendations are currently being considered by officials in my Department as part of the review of organisational structures for marine casualty investigation in Ireland. There has been a necessary delay in the publication of the report which is still the subject of an engagement with the Office of the Attorney General to obtain legal advice on certain aspects of the report.