Water Services Act 2013


F37[Accountability to Committee of Public Accounts

18AA. (1) The chairperson of the Board and the chief executive officer shall be nominated persons for the purposes of this section.

(2) The nominated persons shall, whenever required by the Committee of Dáil Éireann established under the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann to examine and report to Dáil Éireann on the accounts and reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General, give evidence to that Committee on—

(a) the regularity and propriety of the transactions recorded or required to be recorded in any book or other record or account subject to audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General that Uisce Éireann is required by or under an enactment to prepare,

(b) the economy and efficiency of Uisce Éireann in its use of the resources made available to it under the Water Services Acts 2007 to 2022,

(c) the systems, procedures and practices employed by Uisce Éireann for the purposes of evaluating the effectiveness of its operations, and

(d) any matter affecting Uisce Éireann referred to in—

(i) any special report of the Comptroller and Auditor General under section 11 (2) of the Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993, or

(ii) any other report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (in so far as it relates to a matter specified in any of paragraphs (a) to (c)) that is laid before Dáil Éireann.

(3) In appearing before the Committee referred to in subsection (2), each nominated person shall appear as a person accountable to the Committee and not as an accounting officer.

(4) The nominated persons, in giving evidence under subsection (2), shall not question or express an opinion on the merits of any policy of the Government or a Minister of the Government or on the merits of the objectives of such a policy.

(5) Any evidence given under subsection (2) shall, subject to preserving confidentiality in relation to such commercially sensitive information as may be determined by the Board, relate to the policies of Uisce Éireann.]




Inserted (1.01.2023) by Water Services (Amendment) Act 2022 (39/2022), s. 16, S.I. No. 678 of 2022, art. 4(b).

Editorial Notes:


The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.