Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (71)

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

195 Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the promised high-level heritage liaison group has been established; the details of its membership and terms of reference; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2875/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I intend that this group will be established very shortly, following on the recent transfer of certain built heritage functions, together with related staff, from my Department to the Office of Public Works.

The terms of reference of the group, whose proceedings will relate to national monuments and historic properties in State care, are to monitor progress on the implementation of my Department's capital programme at such properties which is to be undertaken in future by the OPW and resolve in a policy context any issues that arise in relation to that capital programme or in relation to the day-to-day management of any one of the entire suite of such properties whose management is now the responsibility of the Office of Public Works.