Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Questions (129)

Dan Boyle

Question:

217 Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs the measures his Department has put in place to help develop and maintain volunteer bureaux in the country. [3155/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs)

I informed the Deputy in a previous reply that my Department is considering the recommendations contained in the report of the National Committee on Volunteering in respect of a wide range of volunteering related issues, including volunteer bureaux, and I indicated that the matters raised by him would be considered in that context. This remains the current position. However, the Deputy may be interested to know that on 1 January 2004 my Department assumed responsibility from Comhairle for the provision of certain volunteering supports to Focus Ireland, Tallaght Volunteer Bureau and Volunteering Ireland.

Question No. 218 answered with QuestionNo. 148.
Question No. 219 answered with QuestionNo. 141.
Question No. 220 answered with QuestionNo. 136.