Written Answers. - International Agreements.

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

997 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the proposed international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department being negotiated or prepared; the international organisation, if any, in each case through whose machinery the agreement is being negotiated; if it is proposed to ratify or accede to the agreement, if adopted; if so, if legislation will be required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19553/00]

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

998 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department which have not been signed by the State; the date and place it was opened for signature in each case; the international organisation, if any, through whose machinery the agreement was negotiated; if it is proposed to sign the agreement; if so, when; if legislation is required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19568/00]

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

999 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education and Science the international multilateral agreements under the auspices of his Department which have been signed but not ratified or acceded to by the State; the date and place it was opened for signature in each case; the international organisation, if any, through whose machinery the agreement was negotiated; if it is proposed to ratify or accede to the agreement; if so, when; if legislation is required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19583/00]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 997 to 999, inclusive, together.

As there are a number of Council of Europe conventions and protocols which relate to education which have not been signed or ratified by Ireland the information requested by the Deputy is currently being collated and will be forwarded to the Deputy directly.