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Written Answers - Regulatory Impact Assessments

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 236.  Deputy Terence Flanagan Information on Terence Flanagan Zoom on Terence Flanagan  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the number and description of any regulatory impact assessments that have been undertaken by his Department on legislation or proposed legislation since 9 March 2011; the stage in the legislative/policy development process at which the RIAs have been carried out; the number of RIAs that have been published by his Department over the same period; the manner of publication involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23496/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Department has carried out work on two RIAs in the period since 9 March 2011. The Education (Amendment) Bill 2012 was published on 9 January 2012. A screening RIA for this Bill was finalised in December 2011 and is available to download on the Department’s website. The RIA for the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011 was published at the same time as the Bill in July 2011. The RIA is also available on the Department’s website.

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