Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 15 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Rural Development Strategy.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
237. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs when he expects Comhairle na Tuaithe to complete its national countryside recreation strategy; when he expects this report to be published; if he intends to implement its recommendations in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5980/06]
Éamon Ó Cuív Éamon Ó Cuív
Éamon Ó Cuív: Comhairle na Tuaithe is currently working on the development of a national countryside recreation strategy. The first phase in the development of the strategy involved consultation with interested parties. Some 190 submissions were received in answer to a call in national and provincial papers and by letter to stakeholder organisations. The work of drafting the countryside recreation strategy is proceeding and Comhairle na Tuaithe is, at present, examining the submissions received.
It is expected that this work will be completed during the first half of this year. I look forward to receiving the draft strategy from Comhairle na Tuaithe following its consideration of the issues arising. I will consider the question of publication when I receive the draft strategy. I will, of course, carefully consider any proposals which Comhairle na Tuaithe makes in the draft strategy which will help inform policy decision in the wider rural development domain.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Rural Development Strategy.