Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Act 2006

Amendment of section 2 (interpretation) of Principal Act.

2.— Section 2 of the Principal Act is amended in subsection (1)—

(a) by inserting the following after the definition of “Minister’s representative”:

“ ‘ Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas ’ means the office of the public service that is staffed by civil servants of the State, employed by the Commission, who exercise functions under the Commission in running the Houses of the Oireachtas pursuant to section 4(1);”,

(b) by substituting the following for the definition of “Oireachtas Committee”:

“ ‘ Oireachtas Committee ’ means—

(a) a Committee (other than the Committee of Dáil Éireann and the Committee of Seanad Éireann to which section 8 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 relates) appointed by either House of the Oireachtas or jointly by both Houses of the Oireachtas, or

(b) a subcommittee of such a Committee;”.