The Joint Committee on Health and Children has decided to invite written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to the Heads of the Children First Bill 2012.
The Committee will consider these written submissions and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings should it feel that this is necessary.
Please note that recording of all submissions/communications will be undertaken by the Clerk to the Committee and the Secretariat and therefore submissions should not be sent to individual members of the Committee.
|If you wish to make a written submission, please do so, preferably by electronic means to the Clerk to the Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org|
As a general guideline, submissions should consist of a separate document accompanied by a covering letter. Submissions should be presented as concisely as possible. The covering letter should contain your name and contact details (phone number and postal address and, if available, an email address). If the submission is on behalf of an organisation, you should indicate your position in the organisation.
The main document should contain the following information:
(i) A brief introduction, for example, explaining your area of expertise;
(ii) Any factual information that you have to offer from which the Committee might be able to draw conclusions, or which could be put to other parties for their reactions;
(iii) Any recommendations to the Committee which should be as specific as possible and should be summarised at the end of the document; and
(iv) An executive summary of the main points made in the submission, if your document is more than 10 pages long.
As already indicated, submissions should, where possible, be made by electronic means and it is not necessary to also forward a hard copy of your submission.
The Members of the Joint Committee are:
Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael
Catherine Byrne, Fine Gael
Michael Colreavy, Sinn Fein
Ciara Conway, Labour Party
Regina Doherty, Fine Gael
Robert Dowds, Labour Party
Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael
Seamus Healy, Independent
Derek Keating, Fine Gael
Billy Kelleher, Fine Fail
Eamonn Maloney, Labour Party
Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail
Mattie McGrath, Independent
Denis Naughten, Independent
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Sinn Fein
Colm Burke, Fine Gael
John Crown, Independent
David Cullinane, Sine Fein
John Gilroy, Labour Party
Imelda Henry, Fine Gael
Marc Mac Sharry, Fine Fail
Jillian Van Turnhout, Independent
The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 11th May 2012 at 5 p.m.
Should you have any queries in relation to this matter, please contact
Clerk to the Committee
01 618 3147.