Commission To Inquire Into Child Abuse Act, 2000

Report of Confidential Committee.

16.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Confidential Committee (“the Committee”) shall prepare a report in writing (“the report”), based on the evidence received by it pursuant to subsection (1) (b) of section 15 , setting out in general terms the findings made by it pursuant to subsection (1) (c) of that section.

(2) The report—

(a) shall not identify, or contain information that could lead to the identification of, persons alleged to have suffered abuse in childhood or persons alleged to have committed such abuse or any institutions or any other persons,

(b) shall not contain findings in relation to particular instances of alleged abuse of children.

(3) The Committee shall furnish the report to the Commission.

(4) The Committee—

(a) shall, not more than one year after the establishment day, prepare and furnish to the Commission an interim report on such matters relating to the evidence and findings aforesaid or otherwise relating to its functions as it may determine, and

(b) may, if and whenever it considers it appropriate to do so, prepare and furnish to the Commission other such interim reports.