28th January 2016, Questions asked by Lucinda Creighton TD
227. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the number of tribunals of inquiry, commissions of inquiry or investigations for which he or his Department have been responsible by name; by terms of reference; by cost, including the cost to date where an inquiry has not been concluded; by date including the projected date of conclusion where an inquiry has not been concluded from 1991 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Response from James Reilly, then Minister for Children
My Department was established on 2 June, 2011. There is one body of the type referred to in the question.
Commissions of Investigation: 1
Name: Commission of Investigation – Mother and Baby Homes and Certain Related Matters
Terms of Reference: Set out in the schedule to S.I. No. 57 of 2015
Cost to Date (to 26/01/2016): €1.78 million (This includes set-up costs and costs incurred by DCYA in supporting the Commission)
Projected Date of Conclusion: The Commission is required to complete a final report not later than February 2018