Written Answers. - Regional Authorities.

Proinsias De Rossa

Ceist:

36 Proinsias De Rossa asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the provision, if any, he is making in 1999 for the staffing, resourcing and financing of the two new group regional authorities; the location of the headquarters of each authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6151/99]

No decisions have yet been made regarding the nature and location of and the resources for the new regional authorities. My Department and the Department of Finance will also continue to liaise with the Irish Assembly of Regional Authorities to ensure the smooth establishment of the new regional authorities.