Seanad debates

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011: Order for Second Stage


Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a body known in the Irish language as Údarás na hÉireann um Cháilíochtaí agus Dearbhú Cáilíochta or in the English language the Qualifications and Quality Assurance Authority of Ireland; to define its functions; to provide for the dissolution of the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council and the Further Education and Training Awards Council; to repeal the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999; to amend the Higher Education Authority Act 1971, the Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992, the Freedom of Information Act 1997, the Universities Act 1997 and certain other Acts; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

3:00 pm

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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I move: "That Second Stage be taken today."

Question put and agreed to.