Dáil Éireann - Volume 580 - 17 February, 2004
Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. Cuffe Mr. Cuffe
 156. Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Finance the numbers of civil servants within his Department who have indicated that they wish to move to its new administrative location; the number who wish to remain in Dublin or be transferred to another Department or State agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4793/04]
Mr. McCreevy Mr. McCreevy
Mr. McCreevy: As the Deputy is aware, I have appointed an implementation committee to prepare and submit an overall implementation plan on decentralisation by the end of March 2004. It was decided not to conduct a survey of the staff of the Department in regard to decentralisation as, until the implementation plan is completed, they will not have the information they need to assist them in making an informed decision on the matter. When the implementation plan is completed research will be commenced amongst Department staff as to their interest in decentralising to Tullamore and other locations.
A number of expressions of interest have been received from staff of my Department and from other Departments in regard to decentralisation and those have been noted, but will not be processed further pending receipt of the implementation plan.
Dáil Éireann 580 Written Answers Decentralisation Programme.