Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013

36.

Confidentiality of draft reports.

36.— (1) A person who is given a draft report by the committee under section 35 shall not disclose it, or divulge in any way that the draft report has been given to that person, other than—

( a) with the prior consent in writing of the committee,

( b) to the extent necessary for the purposes of an application to the Court, or in any proceedings of the Part 2 inquiry, or

( c) to his or her legal practitioner.

(2) Privilege against defamation shall not apply to a draft report published by a person (not being a member of a House) in contravention of subsection (1).