Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse (Amendment) Act 2005

Amendment of section 12 (functions of Investigation Committee) of Principal Act.


7.—Section 12 of the Principal Act is amended, in subsection (1)—

(a) by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph (a):

“(a) to provide, as far as is reasonably practicable, for persons who have suffered abuse in childhood in institutions during the relevant period, an opportunity to recount the abuse and other relevant experiences undergone by them in institutions,”,

(b) by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (a):

“(aa) to inquire into the manner in which children were placed in, and the circumstances in which they continued to be resident in, institutions during the relevant period,”,


(c) by substituting, in paragraph (d), the following subparagraph for subparagraph (iii):

“(iii) the manner in which any of the things referred to in subparagraph (ii) was done,”.