Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

Amendment No. 43 has already been discussed with amendment No. 30.

I move amendment No. 43:

In page 25, between lines 39 and 40, to insert the following:

"48.—Anything commenced and not completed before a property vesting day by or under the authority of An tSeirbhís may, in so far as it relates to a function transferred to an education and training board on that day under subsection (6) of section 46, be carried on or completed on or after that day by that education and training board.".

Amendment agreed to.

I move amendment No. 44:

In page 25, to delete lines 40 to 48 and substitute the following:

"46.—The Freedom of Information Act 1997 is amended by—

(a) the insertion, in subparagraph (2) of paragraph 1 of the First Schedule, of “An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna”, and

(b) the insertion—

(i) in column (2) of Part I of the Third Schedule, of “the Further Education and Training Act 2013”, and

(ii) in column (3) of that Part opposite the mention in the said column (2) of the Further Education and Training Act 2013, of “section 18”.”.

This is an amendment to the Freedom of Information 1997 which provides that SOLAS will be subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Amendment agreed to.

I move amendment No. 45:

In page 25, after line 48, to insert the following:

"47.—Section 52 of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 is amended, in subsection (2), by the insertion of the following paragraph:

“(aa) an education and training board established by section 9 of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013;”.

This is an amendment to the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012. It provides that an education and training board established by section 9 of the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 may request Quality and Qualifications Ireland for delegation to make an award under the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012.

Amendment agreed to.
Bill, as amended, received for final consideration and passed.
The Dáil adjourned at 9.20 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 13 June 2013.