Alex White TD Elected Chair of Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Committee

From Oireachtas News:

Alex White TD for Dublin South was today elected as Chairman to the key Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.

Wexford TD, Liam Twomey was elected as Committee Vice-Chair.

The Committee will shadow the activities of the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Refom.

Speaking after his election, Deputy White said;
“I am grateful to my Oireachtas colleagues for electing me to chair this pivotal new Oireachtas Committee. I intend to adopt a professional and business-like approach to the way this Committee does its work, so that we can achieve tangible results and make a real contribution.

Clearly, reform and public expenditure will be among the highest priorities for this Oireachtas. I believe this Committee can have an important function in scrutinising the work of this new Department as well as devising concrete progressive proposals.”

Committee Vice-Chair, Liam Twomey TD said;
“I too look forward to job of work ahead of this Committee. We will be addressing some of the most pressing areas of policy and I believe the Committee’s input can make a meaningful contribution.”

The Committee will hold a meeting shortly to identify its work programme and priorities.