Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (154)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

234 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Finance if staff working in local authorities will be able to transfer to work for Departments, in the context of the recent announcement in relation to the decentralisation process. [6843/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Finance)

The decentralisation programme does not encompass local authorities and there are no plans at present to allow staff working in local authorities to transfer into the Civil Service to decentralise to provincial locations. I will, however, keep this option under review in light of developments.