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

Power of Oireachtas Commission to specify form of documents.

63.— (1) The Oireachtas Commission may specify the form of documents required for the purposes of this Part as it thinks fit.

(2) The Oireachtas Commission’s power under subsection (1) may be exercised in such a way as to—

(a) include in the specified form of any document referred to in that subsection a statutory declaration—

(i) to be made by the person completing the form, and

(ii) as to whether the particulars contained in the form are true and correct to the best of that person’s knowledge and belief,


(b) specify 2 or more forms of any document referred to in that subsection, whether as alternatives, or to provide for particular circumstances or particular cases, as it thinks fit.

(3) The form of a document specified under this section shall be—

(a) completed in accordance with such directions and instructions as are specified in the document,

(b) accompanied by such other documents as are specified in the document (which, in appropriate cases, may be a signed bill of costs or a certified copy of a signed bill of costs, or both, or documentary evidence referred to in guidelines issued under section 53 ), and

(c) if the completed document is required to be provided to—

(i) the Oireachtas Commission,

(ii) another person on behalf of the Oireachtas Commission, or

(iii) any other person,

so provided in the manner (if any) specified in the document.