Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (314)

Finian McGrath

Question:

314. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding a new Government office (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21602/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In 1994, Wexford Borough Council agreed to transfer land at Crescent Quay/Anne Street, Wexford Town to the Commissioners of Public Works in return for a site at King Street, Wexford Town, owned by the Commissioners.

New Government Offices accommodating a number of Government Departments were constructed on the Crescent Quay/Anne Street site by the Commissioners of Public Works. The legal formalities were finalised by a Deed of Exchange.

The information requested by the Deputy will require a detailed examination of the files relating to this property transaction and the information is not readily available at this time. A number of questions contained in the Deputy's attachment to this PQ are a matter for Wexford Borough Council. When the files have been reviewed a more detailed response to any questions that are relevant to the Commissioners will issue directly to the Deputy.