Dáil Éireann - Volume 663 - 14 October, 2008
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Deputy Lucinda Creighton Deputy Lucinda Creighton
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Finance the cost of reversing the attempts that have been made to date in the decentralisation programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34487/08]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: The Government decided on 8th July last that no further expenditure on the acquisition of accommodation for decentralisation should be sanctioned pending detailed consideration by the Government of two reports: one from the Decentralisation Implementation Group on the feasibility of phased moves by the State Agencies; and one from the Decentralisation Sub Group of the SMI Implementation Group of Secretaries General on the governmental and cross-Departmental issues arising from the need to provide facilities for Ministers, Ministers of State and officials while in Dublin on business. The Government has considered these two reports and I expect to make a further announcement in relation to the decentralisation programme shortly.
Dáil Éireann 663 Written Answers. Decentralisation Programme.