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Written Answers - Education and Training Boards

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 216.  Deputy Brendan Smith Information on Brendan Smith Zoom on Brendan Smith  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the provision he intends to make for learner/service user representation on the boards of the new education and training boards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23832/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn In October 2011 the General Scheme of an Education and Training Boards Bill was referred to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education. The General Scheme was also published at that time. Following discussions with my Department and relevant stakeholders, the committee prepared a report which I responded to at a meeting of the committee on 25 January 2012. The composition of the new education and training boards is one of the issues which was raised [376]by stakeholders with the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education and identified in Chapter 3 of the Joint Committee’s report.

The General Scheme has now been referred to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to the Government for formal drafting. The issue of the composition of the new bodies is being considered as part of the drafting process.


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