Seanad Éireann - Volume 155 - 30 April, 1998

Orders of Reference of Committees: Motion.

Mr. Cassidy: I move:

That the Orders of Reference of the Committees listed in the Table to this motion be amended by the insertion of the following new subparagraph after subparagraph (2)(a)(iii):

‘(iv) such Annual Reports or Annual Reports and Accounts, required by law and laid before either or both Houses of the Oireachtas, of bodies under the aegis of the Department(s) specified in paragraph 2(a)(i), and the overall operational results, statements of strategy and corporate plans of these bodies, as it may select.

Provided that the Joint Committee shall not, at any time, consider any matter relating to such a body which is, which has been, or which is, at that time, proposed to be considered by the Committee of Public Accounts pursuant to the Orders of Reference of that Committee and/or the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993.

Provided further that the Joint Committee shall refrain from inquiring into in public session, or publishing confidential information regarding, any such matter if so requested either by the body or by the Minister in charge of that Department; and’.”

Table

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs

Joint Committee on Heritage and the Irish Language

Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Women's Rights

Joint Committee on Family, Community and Social Affairs

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Joint Committee on the Environment and Local Government

Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service

Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport

Joint Committee on Health and Children

[458] Joint Committee on Education and Science

Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business

Joint Committee on Tourism, Sport and Recreation.

Question put and agreed to.