Vocational Education (Amendment) Act, 2001

Expenditure limit for vocational education committee.

22.—(1) A vocational education committee shall not, in the performance of its functions, incur expenditure, during any financial year, in excess of such amount as shall be determined by the Minister without the consent of the Minister.

(2) The Minister may at any time vary the amount of expenditure that a vocational education committee may incur under this section and where the Minister varies such amount the vocational education committee concerned shall not, without the consent of the Minister, incur expenditure, in respect of the period, activity, project or programme concerned, in excess of that amount.

(3) If at any time a chief executive officer is of opinion that the vocational education committee for which he or she is the chief executive officer is, as a result of the action, or proposed action, of that committee, likely to contravene this section he or she shall so inform that vocational education committee and the Minister.

(4) The Minister shall, by notice in writing, inform a vocational education committee of any determination under this section that relates to expenditure by that vocational education committee, as soon as practicable after the presentation to Dáil Éireann of the ordinary yearly Estimates for the Public Service.