Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (196)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

196. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the current status of the draft education (admission to schools) Bill; the expected timeline for bringing the Bill before the Houses of the Oireachtas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14797/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Government gave approval last week for drafting the Education (Admissions to Schools) Bill 2014. This new legislation aims to ensure that the enrolment process in all primary and post-primary schools is inclusive, transparent and fair.

The General Scheme has since been referred to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel by the Government with a request to commence drafting as soon as possible.