Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Dan Neville

Question:

272 Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider the proposal by the integrated Shannon network to decentralise a Government Department in Newcastle West, County Limerick, Kilrush, County Clare and Listowel, County Kerry (details supplied) which would kick-start development in these locations and enhance and improve prospects for these locations. [7557/01]

I have received a submission from the integrated Shannon decentralisation network regarding the partnership of Kilrush, Listowel and Newcastle West for decentralisation to the three towns. I will ensure that the proposal is brought to the attention of the Cabinet sub-committee on decentralisation, which will consider proposals in advance of its submission to the Government for consideration and approval.