Léim ar aghaidh chuig an bpríomhábhar

Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 17 May 1989

Vol. 390 No. 2

Written Answers. - Regional Technical Colleges.


asked the Minister for Education if she will consider the implications of the title regional technical college, while carrying out a review of the regional technical colleges structures.


asked the Minister for Education when the proposed amendments to the Vocational Education Act, 1930, will be published; whether the amendments will contain any new structures for third level vocational education committee colleges; and whether the vocational education committee will continue to be the employer of the staff in these colleges.


asked the Minister for Education whether she envisages any change in the current status of regional technical colleges; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 29, 44 and 47 together.

I am at present considering in some detail draft general schemes of Bills to amend the Vocational Education Acts, 1930-1970. I have already indicated my general intentions in relation to enabling VEC colleges to expand and enhance the scope of their operations. The Deputies will appreciate, however, that it would not be appropriate for me to indicate the specific provisions I propose to introduce in advance of bringing the legislation before the House.

I am aiming to introduce the legislation as soon as possible — possibly later this year but this is, of course, contingent on the time span required to consider the proposals at present before me and on the parliamentary time table.