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

80.

Other persons identified in evidence.

80.— (1) Where, during the course of the proceedings of a committee, a person who is not present during the proceedings is referred to by name or in such other manner as to be capable of being identified, the committee shall, if, having regard to the requirement to observe fair procedures, it considers it appropriate to do so, cause a transcript of the relevant part of the proceedings to be given to the person.

(2)( a) Where a person referred to in subsection (1) is of the opinion that a mistake of fact or misstatement (including a misstatement by the omission of necessary or relevant context) has been made affecting him or her, he or she may, within 14 days after being given the transcript concerned (or such longer period (if any) as may be specified by the committee), give a statement of evidence in writing and relevant documents to the committee,

( b) The committee may, subject to subsection (3), permit a person referred to in subsection (1), upon his or her request, to correct the statement in such additional manner as the committee considers appropriate in the circumstances having regard to the requirement to observe fair procedures, including by way of—

(i) giving oral evidence, or

(ii) directing other specified persons to give evidence.

(3) The committee may comply with a request under subsection (2)(b) and shall do so if it considers that, having regard to the requirement to observe fair procedures, it is necessary or expedient to do so.