Dáil Éireann - Volume 677 - 04 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.
Deputy Kathleen Lynch Deputy Kathleen Lynch
Deputy Kathleen Lynch asked the Minister for Finance the current and capital expenditure provided for in 2009 to progress decentralisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9061/09]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: As I announced in my Budget statement, the Government has reviewed the decentralisation programme and has identified priority elements which should proceed at this time. In prioritising the projects which are going ahead, the Government has taken account of the human resource aspects of the programme, commitments already made, the costs involved and the business readiness of organisations to move. An Exchequer capital envelope for decentralisation projects of €72 million in 2009 was provided for in the Budget. While there is no central provision for current expenditure, liabilities will be met from the voted expenditure for each of the decentralising organisations.
Any changes to the Estimates as announced on Budget Day will be included in the Revised Estimates Volume due to be published shortly.
Dáil Éireann 677 Written Answers. Decentralisation Programme.