Thursday, 20 June 2013

Questions (35)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

35. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the engagement he has had, or overseen, with citizens on the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) 2012 legislation. [29563/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, the model of parliamentary inquiries adopted in the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013 fully reflects and respects the views of the electorate on the appropriate scope of Oireachtas inquiries, as evidenced by the outcome of the referendum on the powers of Oireachtas inquiries October 2011.

The Bill also takes account of the report pre-legislative scrutiny process carried out on the General Scheme of the Bill by the Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee.