Committee Reports::Report No. 02 - Project Uganda::01 July, 2004::Appendix

Appendix 1 - JCFA Meetings and Orders of Reference Extract

23 September 2003- Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs (JCFA)

Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi M.P.

Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda

5th May 2004 —JCFA Sub-Committee on Development Co-operation


David Donoghue,

Chief Executive DCI

20th May 2004 - JCFA


Minister Tom Kitt

Department of Foreign Affairs

3th June 2004 - JCFA


Justin Kilcullen & Mary Healy


Ray Jordan


Helen Keogh, Sheila Garry

World Vision Ireland

Tom Arnold, Mike Williams, Esther Watts

Concern Worldwide

Noel McDonagh



A. O’Connor

Written Submissions to the Joint Committee on Project Uganda


Fr. J.P Whelan

Mill Hill Missionaries

Sr. Ursula Sharpe

Medical Missionaries of Mary

Cognisance was also taken of the following presentations made to the Joint Committee regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo:

24 June 2003 - JCFA


Tom Arnold

Concern Worldwide

John O’Shea


Mr. Maurice Kikangala

Campaign for Democracy in Congo

John Lannon

Campaign for Democracy in Congo

17 February 2004 - JCFA


HE Henri N’Swana

Ambassador of the DRC to the UK

7th July 2004-JCFA


Draft Project Uganda report considered, amended and agreed by Joint Committee.

Orders of Reference of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs Extract†††††††

Paragraph (2) (a) of the Order of Dáil Éireann of 16th October 2002 and paragraph (1) (a) of the Order of Seanad Éireann of 17th November 2002, empowers the Joint Committee to consider—

“(i)such public affairs administered by the Department Foreign Affairs as it may select, including, in respect of Government policy, bodies under the aegis of that Department;

(ii)such matters of policy for which the Minister for Foreign Affairs is officially responsible as it may select;

(iii)such related policy issues as it may select concerning bodies which are partly or wholly funded by the State or which are established or appointed by Members of the Government or by the Oireachtas;

(iv)such Statutory Instruments made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and laid before both Houses of the Oireachtas as it may select;

(v)such proposals for EU legislation and related policy issues as may be referred to it from time to time, in accordance with Standing Order 81(4);

(vi)the strategy statement laid before each House of the Oireachtas by the Minister for Foreign Affairs pursuant to section 5(2) of the Public Service Management Act, 1997, and the Joint Committee shall be so authorised for the purposes of section 10 of that Act;

(vii)such annual reports or annual reports and accounts, required by law and laid before either or both Houses of the Oireachtas, of bodies specified in paragraphs 2(a)(i) and (iii), and the overall operational results, statements of strategy and corporate plans of these bodies, as it may select;

Provided that the Joint Committee shall not, at any time, consider any matter relating to such a body which is, which has been, or which is, at that time, proposed to be considered by the Committee of Public Accounts pursuant to the Orders of Reference of that Committee and/or the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act, 1993;

Provided further that the Joint Committee shall refrain from inquiring into in public session, or publishing confidential information regarding, any such matter if so requested either by the body or by the Minister for Foreign Affairs;

(viii)such aspects of Ireland’s international relations as it may select; and

(ix)such other matters as may be jointly referred to it from time to time by both Houses of the Oireachtas,

and shall report thereon to both Houses of the Oireachtas,

Provided that any consideration by the Joint Committee, or a sub-Committee, of security issues relating to Northern Ireland shall be in private session and the provisions of Standing Order 91 shall apply.”

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