Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (244)

Lucinda Creighton

Question:

244. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will list in tabular form all legislation and specific sections therein that refer to powers delegated to the Minister of State with special responsibility for training and skills; if he will detail the title of the civil servants who are responsible for reporting directly to said Minister of State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24618/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Powers as listed in the table were delegated under SI No. 379 of 2011 Education and Skills (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2011, to the Minister of State with special responsibility for training and skills.

It should be noted that SI 379 of 2011 referred to the Labour Services Act, 1987 which has since been repealed by the Further Education and Training Act, 2013. A revised order to take account of the passage of the legislation is being drafted.

Reporting lines to a Minister of State are not exclusive, as officials will have a range of duties and will have a reporting obligation to the Minister for Education and Skills. In that context, all officials in the Department of Education and Skills engaged in the delegated areas have direct or indirect reporting arrangements, as appropriate, to the Minister of State.

Legislation

Industrial Training Act 1967

Youth Employment Agency Act 1981

Section 7 (1) (c) (i) of the Education Act 1998 in so far as it relates to adult education, including education disadvantage (within the meaning of Section 32 (9) of the Act) among adults

Section 7 (1) (c) (ii) of the Education Act 1998 in so far as it relates to transport services

National Training Fund Act 2000