Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (60)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

49 Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if the promised high-level heritage liaison group has been established; the membership and terms of reference of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7148/04]

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

The group has been established and its composition is in the table set out below.

The terms of reference of the group, which relate to national monuments and historic properties in State care, are to monitor progress on 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 regard to that capital programme or the day to day management of any one of the entire suite of such properties, which management is now the responsibility of the Office of Public Works.

Composition of the high-level liaison group

Name

Department/Office

Ms. Mary Moylan, Assistant Secretary

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Mr. Liam A. O’Connell, Principal

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Mr. Paddy Breslin, Assistant Principal

Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government

Mr. David Byers, Commissioner

Office of Public Works

Mr. Dermot Burke, Principal

Office of Public Works