Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (411)

Pat Breen


552 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Education and Science if she intends to carry out an independent investigation, as sought for by the members of the Clare VEC, into the involuntary resignation of the chief executive officer of County Clare VEC and examine the activities and structure of the VEC; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25455/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

I have decided to establish an inquiry under the provisions of section 105 of the Vocational Education Act 1930 into the resignation of the former CEO of County Clare VEC, having regard to her statement of 9 July 2004 to the committee. The inquiry will be conducted by Mr. Torlach O'Connor, a retired assistant chief inspector of my Department. County Clare VEC has been informed of this decision.