Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (495)

Richard Bruton

Question:

610 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if assessments are underway in his Department on the activities proposed for decentralisation; the impact on the operations of the Department; the risks to the organisation attendant on this move; the measures that will be put in place to minimise disruption; and if these reports will be presented to him at an early date for consideration. [1978/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

Practically all my Department which is not already decentralised out of Dublin is earmarked for relocation to Cavan, including my office and the Department HQ. A group has been established within my Department with the remit of assessing the risks to business continuity and minimising the impact of the relocation process on both business and the general operations of my Department. Whatever measures are necessary and practicable will be taken to identify and reduce any risks and disruptions that are likely to arise. I will be kept informed on an ongoing basis of progress being achieved.