Harbours Act 2015

Accountability to Oireachtas committees

40. The following is inserted after section 30 of the Act of 1996:

“30A. (1) In this section ‘Committee’ means a Committee appointed by either House of the Oireachtas or jointly by both Houses of the Oireachtas (other than the Committee on Members’ Interests of Dáil Éireann or the Committee on Members’ Interests of Seanad Éireann) or a subcommittee of such a committee.

(2) The chairperson, or the chief executive, or both, of a company shall at the request in writing of a Committee attend before it to give account for the administration of the company.

(3) Any account given under subsection (2) shall relate to the functions of the company but that subsection shall not require there to be disclosed any information that is determined by the company to be of a commercially sensitive nature.”.