Education Act 1998
Consultation with designated bodies.
42.— (1) The Minister may, for the purposes of this section, by order designate persons who, or organisations which, have a special interest in the exercise by the Council of its functions and the persons or organisations so designated are hereinafter referred to as “ designated bodies”.
(2) The Council shall, from time to time as it considers appropriate, consult with designated bodies and shall consult with such bodies when requested to do so by the Minister.
(3) A designated body may at any time, as it considers appropriate, make representations to the Council on any matter relating to the functions of the Council and the Council shall consider such representations and shall inform the designated body of the outcome of that consideration.
(4) The Council shall give to each designated body a copy of each publication issued by it as soon as may be after it has been issued.
Power pursuant to section exercised (3.09.2013) by Education Act 1998 (Section 42) (Designation of Organisations) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 344 of 2013).