Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Mr. J. Bruton Mr. J. Bruton
135. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the reason the decentralisation implementation plan for her Department was not completed within the time limit set; and if the preparation of this report has involved the diversion of staff resources from other work. [17768/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: Officials of my Department recently finalised a comprehensive implementation plan on the decentralisation of those sections-offices of the Department which have been approved by me for relocation to Carlow. The document was substantially completed within the time limit as laid down by the decentralisation implementation group. However, my Department was concerned to ensure that the information provided in the plan would be of the highest quality possible. Therefore, it was decided to spend some extra days finalising the plan to ensure that a high standard document was presented to the decentralisation implementation group. I am satisfied that the additional time taken had no material impact other than improving the quality of the report submitted. The preparation of the plan was treated as a priority by my Department and necessitated input from staff in all of the areas of the Department selected for decentralisation.
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