Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Ceisteanna (504)

Lucinda Creighton

Ceist:

540 Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 396 of 11 May 2010, the number of the seven meetings referred to that were attended by her and the number attended by a Junior Minister; the dates of all ten meetings; the name of the Minister or Junior Minister in each case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20445/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education)

The dates of all 10 EU Education Council meetings held in the past three years are as follows:

11th May 2010;

15th February 2010;

26th November 2009;

12th May 2009;

16th February 2009;

21st November 2008;

22nd May 2008;

14th February 2008;

15th November 2007;

25th May 2007.

Five of the seven meetings involving ministerial attendance were attended by the Minister for Education and Science and two by the Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science. The Minister or Minister of State who attended in the case of each of these seven meetings was as follows:

26th November 2009: Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe, T.D.;

12th May 2009: Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe, T.D.;

16th February 2009: Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe T.D.;

21st November 2008: Minister of State at the Department of Education & Science, Séan Haughey T.D.;

22nd May 2008: Minister for Education & Science, Batt O'Keeffe T.D.;

14th February 2008: Minister of State at the Department of Education & Science, Séan Haughey T.D.;

15th November 2007: Minister for Education & Science, Mary Hanafin T.D.