Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

William Cotter

Question:

44 Mr. Cotter asked the Minister for Finance if the Government are willing to deploy a section of his Department to Monaghan under the Government's decentralisation programme and if he will make a statement on the matter.

As the Deputy may be aware, earlier in the year the Government announced their decision to extend the decentralisation programme to five additional centres throughout the country.

I regret that Monaghan was not amongst the centres chosen for this extension to the programme from the many locations considered.