Seanad Éireann - Volume 152 - 26 November, 1997

Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business: Motion.

Mr. Cassidy: I move:

(1) (a) That a Select Committee consisting of 5 Members of Seanad Éireann shall be appointed by Seanad Éireann to form the Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business to consider—

(i) such public affairs administered by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment as it may select, including bodies under the aegis of that Department in respect of Government policy,

(ii) such matters of policy for which the Minister in charge of that Department is officially responsible as it may select,

(iii) the strategy statement laid before each House of the Oireachtas by the Minister in charge of that Department pursuant to section 5(2) of the Public Service Management [952] Act, 1997, and shall be authorised for the purposes of section 10 of that Act, and

(iv) such other matters as may be jointly referred to it from time to time by both Houses of the Oireachtas,

and shall report thereon to both Houses of the Oireachtas.

(b) The quorum of the Joint Committee shall be 5, of whom at least 1 shall be a Member of Dáil Éireann and 1 a Member of Seanad Éireann.

(c) The Joint Committee shall have the powers defined in Standing Order 62A(1) to (9) inclusive.

3) The Chairman of the Joint Committee hall be a Member of Dáil Éireann.

Question put and agreed to.