Dáil Éireann - Volume 639 - 16 October, 2007

Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport and the Marine the number of civil servants based in Dublin who have applied for decentralisation, who have been transferred to their decentralising post and are actually in position in the decentralised location outside of Dublin; and the locations and the number of civil servants transferred from a Dublin post who are at such locations. [24438/07]

Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Transport and the Marine the number of civil servants and other public servants who have relocated to locations outside of Dublin under the Government’s decentralisation programme; the estimated number of each category who will have relocated by the end of 2007; if he will break each [1286] set of figures down in terms of those who are relocating from Dublin and relocating from elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24452/07]

  Deputy Noel Dempsey: I propose to take Questions Nos. 314 and 315 together.

Some 35 civil servants from the Department of Transport have relocated to new Departments and are due to move out of Dublin under the Government’s decentralisation programme. The transfer of these staff to their decentralisation location is a matter for the new parent Departments. In addition, 6 staff have already relocated to their decentralised location in Loughrea as either Department of Transport or Road Safety Authority staff. In addition to the above 41 posts, a further 39 officers in the Department of Transport are awaiting relocation and it is expected that 4 of these will relocate before the end of 2007. All staff that have already relocated or are awaiting relocation are from Dublin locations. No public servants have been relocated by this Department.