Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (143)

Olivia Mitchell


256 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism if a survey of staff to determine interest in participating in the decentralisation programme has been undertaken in his Department; when it will be completed; and if the results will be published or otherwise made available to Deputies. [2332/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism)

The Government has set up a central implementation committee, chaired by Mr. Phil Flynn, which will prepare and submit an overall implementation plan by the end of March to the Cabinet sub-committee charged with overseeing the decentralisation programme. Until that implementation plan has been agreed, it would be premature to carry out a survey of staff in the Department.

Until such time as a survey is carried out, no decision will be taken as to its publication.