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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed).

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 No. 5

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Mr. Deasy: Information on Austin Deasy Zoom on Austin Deasy Nobody in the universe knows more about the shortcomings of a centralised education system than the members of the British Parliament. The Minister for Education is making a very serious mistake in advocating regional education boards and interference with the vocational education committees. Does she realise she will have a great deal of opposition not just from the Opposition benches but from the Government parties?

Mr. Martin: Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin We have a strategic alliance.

[1367]Ms Keogh: Information on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh Zoom on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh Is the Minister saying that if the funding is not available she will not be able to go ahead with plans for regional education boards, notwithstanding the legislation before the House?

Ms Bhreathnach: Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach It is very significant that the proposals have been accepted by Cabinet and that the draft heads of Bills have been passed by Cabinet and are now with the draftsman. I have the confidence of my Cabinet colleagues.

Mr. Martin: Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin And not the backbenchers.

Ms Bhreathnach: Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach I have the confidence of my Cabinet colleagues. That answers the Deputy's question.

Ms Keogh: Information on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh Zoom on Helen Catherine Anne Keogh What about funding for psychological testing?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy Zoom on Seán Treacy I am taking Question Nos. 4 and 5 in ordinary time.


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