Institutes of Technology Bill 2006: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

Amendments Nos. 52 to 54, inclusive, not moved.

I move amendment No. 55:

In page 23, to delete line 41 and substitute the following:

"disadvantaged persons, by persons who have a disability and by persons".

Amendment agreed to.

I move amendment No. 56:

In page 25, line 30, after "conditions" to insert the following:

"(including conditions providing for the tenure of members of the academic staff)".

Amendment put and declared lost.

I move amendment No. 57:

In page 25, line 33, after "determines" to insert the following:

", provided that a member of staff of the institute shall enjoy a tenure not less favourable than would obtain if the institute were governed by the Universities Act 1997".

Amendment put and declared lost.
Amendments Nos. 58 to 61, inclusive, not moved.

I move amendment No. 62:

In page 27, line 46, after "be" to insert ", but not later than 3 months,".

Amendment agreed to.
Amendment No. 63 not moved.

I move amendment No. 64:

In page 29, line 38, after "practicable" to insert "but not later than 12 months".

The purpose of this amendment is to place a duty on the governing body of the Dublin Institute of Technology, DIT, to direct its president to prepare a strategic development plan within 12 months of this section's commencement. On Committee Stage I agreed to an identical amendment put forward by Deputy Enright in respect of the other institutes of technology.

Amendment agreed to.
Amendments Nos. 65 and 66 not moved.

I move amendment No. 67:

In page 33, to delete lines 9 to 13.

Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.
Amendment declared lost.

I move amendment No. 68:

In page 36, to delete lines 35 to 39.

Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.
Amendment declared lost.

I move amendment No. 69:

In page 36, line 39, after "policy" to insert the following:

", unless asked for such an opinion on a specific matter during questioning at a meeting of an Oireachtas Committee".

Amendment put and declared lost.

I move amendment No. 70:

In page 37, to delete lines 32 to 36.

Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.
Amendment declared lost.

I move amendment No. 71:

In page 37, line 36, after "policy" to insert the following:

", unless asked for such an opinion on a specific matter during questioning at a meeting of an Oireachtas Committee".

Amendment put and declared lost.
Bill, as amended, received for final consideration and passed.

The Bill will be sent to the Seanad.