Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (343)

Alan Kelly


343. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills if his attention has been drawn to the fact that minutes of meetings of the Higher Education Authority have not been published on its website since the meeting of 6 November 2018; the reason minutes of recent meetings have not been published; if minutes of all recent meetings of the authority will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19426/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Although the publication of minutes of meetings of a State body is not a requirement under the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016, I can advise the Deputy that my Department has been informed that it is the practice of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to post a record of meetings of the HEA Board periodically on the HEA’s website.

I can confirm that a record of the meetings to January 2019 have been posted on the HEA website and my Department has been informed by the HEA that further records will be posted later this year.