Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (478)

Jerry Buttimer

Question:

478. Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the measures being taken to introduce a postcode system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31724/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Government is strongly committed to the introduction of a National Postcode System. The procurement process to select a postcode management licence holder to implement a National Postcode System is currently underway. Intensive work has taken place on what is an extremely complex national project. Whilst the details of the procurement process must remain confidential, I can say that a final tender issued very recently and the process is expected to come to a conclusion shortly.

The final decision to proceed with implementation of a National Postcode System will be for decision by Government and will be based on appropriate financial, technical and operational considerations. I cannot give a precise date on when this decision will be made but I intend that it will be no later than the third quarter of this year.