Dáil Éireann - Volume 601 - 21 April, 2005
Written Answers. - PLC Programme.
Mr. Carey Mr. Carey
228. Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Education and Science her policy with regard to the implementation of recommendations of the McIvor report; the timeframe in which it is pos sible to be realised; the likely cost on an annualised basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12649/05]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The McIvor report on the post-leaving certificate review was commissioned by my Department to examine the sector and make recommendations regarding the organisational support, development and technical and administrative structures and resources required in schools and colleges with large scale post-leaving certificate, PLC, provision, having regard to good practices in related areas across the system and in other countries. The final report was completed in April, 2003. The report contains 21 over-arching recommendations, incorporating over 90 sub-recommendations.
My Department is currently engaged in discussions with the Irish Vocational Education Association regarding the structural changes envisaged in the report, their implications and costs. Arising from these discussions, I expect to receive a report which will set out the implementation options, timeframes and costs.
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