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Decentralisation Programme.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 3 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Questions (183)

Ruairí Quinn

Question:

248 Deputy Ruairí Quinn asked the Minister for Transport if he will state, in view of the decentralisation programme announced in December 2003, the properties rented or acquired as a consequence of the decentralisation programme in respect of his Department and of every State body for which it is responsible; the date of commencement of the rental or date of purchase of each property; the cost of each property purchased or the annual rental of each property rented; the number of staff transferred into each property as of 1 January of each year from the commencement of the rental or the date of the acquisition of each property in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5643/10]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Under the decentralisation programme 15 staff members of the Department of Transport were transferred to Loughrea, Co. Galway, in July, 2007. These staff are accommodated on the 2nd Floor, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea. The Road Safety Authority occupies the remainder of Clonfert House.

All arrangements associated with the provision of this property were discharged by the Office of Public Works. The Office of Public Works has indicated that they took out a lease on this property on 1 February 2007 and that the annual rent for the 2nd Floor is €51,837.50.

In so far as agencies under the aegis of the Department are concerned, the rental, leasing or purchasing of accommodation is a matter for the agencies concerned.

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