Seanad debates

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage


10:30 am

Photo of Mary Mitchell O'ConnorMary Mitchell O'Connor (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will look at that and I know we are aware of it. I note the Senator's concern, especially as a result of the cost of providers operating in the community and voluntary sector. The relevant powers to waive fees that the Senator discussed are provided for under section 80 of the 2012 Act. Therefore, the question she raised relates exclusively to the implementation of the current Act rather than the introduction of new amendments to this Bill. I have taken note of the matter and I know the Senator will raise it again on Committee Stage.

I also note Senator Byrne's comments on Mary Immaculate College and Marino College.


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