Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013

Chapter 3

Part 2 inquiry expenses

Oireachtas Commission to issue guidelines in respect of Part 2 inquiry expenses.

53.— (1) The Oireachtas Commission may, after consultation with such persons as it considers appropriate, prepare and issue guidelines for the information of witnesses and other persons affected by Part 2 inquiries in respect of the recoupment of the Part 2 inquiry expenses incurred in relation to Part 2 inquiries, and such guidelines may provide for one or more than one of the following:

(a) setting out general principles governing the payment of such expenses;

(b) restricting the types of matters for which payment may be made;

(c) setting maximum amounts in relation to the payment for one or more types of matters;

(d) the documentary evidence required to show that such expenses have been so incurred.

(2) The Oireachtas Commission may allow all reasonable Part 2 inquiry expenses in respect of any matters not included in the guidelines prepared and issued pursuant to this section.