Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (92)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

204 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a survey of staff to determine interest in participating in the decentralisation programme has been undertaken in her Department; when it will be completed; and if the results will be published or otherwise made available to Deputies. [2325/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise)

Following the announcement of the Government's decentralisation programme, under which 250 staff of my Department will decentralise to Carlow, a survey was conducted within the Department with a view to establishing the numbers of staff interested in decentralising to locations outside Dublin. A total of 503 staff responded to the survey, 69 of whom indicated that they would be prepared to transfer to Carlow and 160 of whom indicated a willingness to decentralise to other locations outside Dublin.