Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages

Sections 1 to 4, inclusive, agreed to.

I move amendment No. 1:

In page 7, to delete lines 13 to 17 and substitute the following:

“(7) The Director shall have all such powers as are necessary or expedient for, or incidental to, the performance of his or her functions and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Director may request in writing a Minister of the Government or other body to provide to him or her such information as he or she considers necessary for the performance of the functions specified in any paragraph of subsection (4).”.

Amendment agreed to.
Section 5, as amended, agreed to.

Amendments Nos. 2 and 3 are related and may be discussed together.

I move amendment No. 2:

In page 8, line 8, to delete “or” and substitute “and”.

Amendment agreed to.

I move amendment No. 3:

In page 8, line 39, after “in” where it secondly occurs, to insert “any paragraph of”.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment No. 4 has been ruled out of order because it imposes a charge on the Revenue.

Amendment No. 4 not moved.
Section 6, as amended, agreed to.
Sections 7 and 8 agreed to.
Title agreed to.
Bill reported with amendment, received for final consideration and passed.

A message shall be sent to the Seanad acquainting it accordingly.