Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (711)

Enda Kenny

Question:

832 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Transport if a survey of staff in his Department has been conducted to ascertain the number willing to take part in the Government decentralisation plans; if he will detail the results of any such survey and the number of staff who wish to decentralise; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2242/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

To date, staff members in my Department have not been surveyed to ascertain the number wishing to move to a location scheduled for decentralisation. I have established a decentralisation implementation group in my Department to manage the decentralisation process. It is chaired by an assistant secretary and includes representatives from the areas and agencies scheduled for decentralisation. The question of conducting a survey of the nature referred to above is among the issues being considered by that group.