Dáil Éireann - Volume 674 - 10 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Community Facilities Audit.
Deputy Mary Upton Deputy Mary Upton
Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he has received a copy of the audit by a council (details supplied) of the audit of community facilities as recommended by the Task Force on Active Citizenship; if he will provide a copy of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4721/09]
Deputy John Gormley Deputy John Gormley
Deputy John Gormley: In keeping with the recommendation in the Task Force Report on Active Citizenship, an audit of community, sports and arts facilities at local level was commenced in the second half of 2008 by each county and city council, under the auspices of the relevant County/City Development Board and in line with guidelines issued by my Department. These guidelines were developed in consultation with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, the Department of the Taoiseach and local authorities. A Steering Group representative of these bodies, as well as the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, is overseeing the audits. A number of the audits have recently been completed and submitted to the Department, including in respect of the council referred to in the question. The remainder are in the process of being finalised at present. Further consideration of the matter will be carried out in the context of the public services expenditure estimates.
Arrangements have been made with the council to have a copy of its audit forwarded to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 674 Written Answers. Community Facilities Audit.