Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands calls for submissions as part of its pre-budget scrutiny process

In Disability, Families, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

As part of its pre-budget scrutiny process, the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands, is inviting written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties.

The Joint Committee has agreed to undertake a detailed examination and review of the 2021 Estimates, once published, for both the Department of Social Protection and the Department of Community & Rural Development & the Islands and to hold hearings on same.

In particular, the Joint Committee will examine the overall fiscal position, public expenditure policy, exchequer receipts policy, and matters which have a significant impact on the budgetary position or fiscal policy of both Departments.

Committee Chairperson, Denis Naughten TD said: “The Committee intends to present a pre-budget submission on its considerations to the Minister for Social Protection , the Minister for Community and Rural Development, and the Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform soon after it has completed this body of work.

“The Joint Committee will consider any suitable written submissions received and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings, should it be considered necessary. With that in mind, we strongly encourage interested parties to make a submission.”

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Monday, 22nd  March 2021.

Queries regarding the written submissions can be sent to the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands by email, spcri@oireachtas.ie.

For more information about the submission process and the work of the Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, see the Committee webpage

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