PAC Meeting | Feb 28, 2013
Chairman (Deputy John McGuinness, FF): Correspondence, dated 22 February 2013, from Mr. Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills, providing an update regarding WIT, to be noted. The committee has requested a copy of the report being undertaken by Dermot Quigley before it resumes consideration of the WIT issue.
Deputy John Deasy: What is the timeline?
Chairman: Mr. Quigley is undertaking the report and he needs to have it back by the end of March.
Deputy Deasy: The end of March.
Chairman: Whether it comes directly to us or is to be considered by the Minister-----
Clerk to the Committee: It has to be considered by the Minister.
Chairman: -----and then comes to us, in that timeline. I presume we will get it sometime in April and then we can resume our consideration of the issues.
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