Committee Reports::Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Health and Children, 2002-03::05 February, 2004::Appendix


Joint Committee on Health and Children.

Amended Order establishing Sub-Committee on Alcohol Misuse by Young People.

Ordered as amended on 17 December:-


a)a Sub-Committee (to be called the Sub-Committee on Alcohol Misuse by Young People) be established to consider such matters as it may think fit arising from a series of meetings held by the Joint Committee on Health and Children on the issue of Alcohol Misuse by Young People and to report to the Joint Committee thereon.

b)the Sub-Committee shall consist of 6 members of whom 3 shall be Members of Dáil Éireann and 3 shall be members of Seanad Éireann;

c)the quorom of the Sub-Committee shall be four, of whom 1 at least shall be a member of Dáil Éireann and 1 a member of Seanad Éireann; the quorom shall be present for all meetings of the Sub-Committee;

(c) (i) in the event of a member of the Sub-Committee being absent from any meeting or part thereof where evidence is heard, which is controversial on the facts, that member shall refrain from expressing opinion or in any way make judgement upon any aspect of that evidence or related evidence;

d)in relation to the matter specifically referred to it in paragraph a) above, the Sub-Committee shall have those functions of the Joint Committee which are set out in paragraphs 2(a)(i) to 2(a)(iii) (Dáil) and in paragraphs1(a)(i) to 1(a)(iii) (Seanad) of the Joint Committee’s Orders of Reference; and

e)the Sub-Committee shall have all the powers of the main Committee, namely, those contained in Standing Order 81(1), (2) and (4) to (9) (Dáil) and in Standing Order 65(1), (2) and (4) to (9) (Seanad) and the power to send for persons, papers and records as defined in Standing Order 83 (Dáil) and in Standing Order 68 (Seanad): provided that exercise of the powers to publish and print evidence and to travel and to engage consultants shall in each case, be subject to the approval of the Joint Committee.”