Tuesday, 1 February 2005

Questions (202)

Seymour Crawford

Question:

202 Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the position regarding the progress towards the decentralisation of 85 personnel from his Department to Carrickmacross in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2702/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Family)

The decentralisation implementation group's report to the Minister for Finance on 19 November 2004 recommended the locations and organisations to be included in the first phase of moves and those to be regarded as potential early movers. While Carrickmacross was not included in the first phase of moves or as a potential early mover, the decentralisation implementation group is scheduled to report again in the spring about the phasing of locations not covered in the November report. The Department of Social and Family Affairs is revising its implementation plan for the first phase of moves and will examine subsequent phases in the light of this revision and the next report of the decentralisation implementation group. The Department remains committed to the relocation of 85 posts to Carrickmacross under the decentralisation programme.