Business of Joint Committee

The Joint Committee on Climate Action has concluded that it is unable to report in accordance with its terms of reference because the Departments of Public Expenditure and Reform, Finance and Communications, Climate Action and Environment have failed to produce a policy paper on the result of the public consultation process and the fuel poverty review, as recommended by the committee. As a consequence of reviews not having been agreed to in advance of budget 2020, as requested by the committee last March, it is not in a position to arrive at a consensus position on the precise mechanism for the recycling of carbon tax revenues in the budget. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee adjourned at 2.50 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 October 2019.