Teaching Council Bill, 2000: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an Act to promote teaching as a profession; to promote the professional development of teachers; to maintain and improve the quality of teaching in the State; to provide for the establishment of standards, policies and procedures for the education and training of teachers and other matters relating to teachers and the teaching profession; to pro vide for the registration and regulation of teachers and to enhance professional standards and competence; for those purposes to establish a Council to be known as An Chomhairle Mhúinteoireachta or, in the English language, the Teaching Council; to provide for the repeal of the Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act, 1914, and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."

Question put and agreed to.