Houses of the Oireachtas Commission Act 2003


6.—(1) The Commission shall prepare and publish a report in each year (in this Act referred to as the “annual report”) on the activities of the Commission in the previous year.

(2) The first annual report shall be in respect of the period beginning on the establishment day and ending on the following 31 December and shall be published not later than the following 30 June.

(3) Each subsequent annual report shall be published not later than 6 months after the end of the year to which it relates.

(4) Each annual report shall be laid by the Commission before both Houses of the Oireachtas.

(5) If requested to do so by either House of the Oireachtas or by an Oireachtas Committee authorised by the standing orders of either such House to do so, the Secretary General shall furnish to the House or Committee, on behalf of the Commission, information relating to one or more of the following:

(a) policies and activities of the Commission;

(b) accounts prepared by the Commission;

(c) any other matter relating to the functions of the Commission.