Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (336)

Catherine Murphy


336. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has drafted plans to extend the remit of the Ombudsman to third level institutions; when he expects to move forward with the measure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31970/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

For the Deputy's information, under Schedule 1 of the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 2012, "Reviewable Agencies", higher education institutions in receipt of public funding are included as entities whose actions are reviewable by the Ombudsman. See http://www.oireachtas.ie/documents/bills28/acts/2012/a3812d.pdf.