Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (34)

Michael Colreavy


34. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the up to date position in relation to the introduction of postcodes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35021/13]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

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 and the procurement process has now entered the final stage. I can say that the final tender has issued 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.