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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Legislative Measures

Photo of Marc Ó CathasaighMarc Ó Cathasaigh (Waterford, Green Party)
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276. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the higher education governance Bill; when the Bill is expected to be enacted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56612/21]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The General Scheme of the Higher Education Authority Bill was published on 4 May, 2021. Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Bill commenced on 6 July and the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Report was published on 28 September 2021.

I and my officials have had further engagement with the key stakeholders since 28 September. My officials are currently working with the Office of the Attorney General on finalising the draft Bill. It is expected that drafting on the Bill will be completed within the next few weeks. It will then be submitted to Government for approval and published. The Bill will be introduced to the Oireachtas once it is approved by Government.


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