Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Ceisteanna (346)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

454 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Science the discussions he has had with officials in the Higher Education Authority regarding decentralisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1511/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

No formal discussions have taken place with the Higher Education Authority regarding decentralisation. However, mechanisms have been put in place by my Department to ensure that the Higher Education Authority and other relevant bodies under the aegis of my Department are kept fully informed as the process develops.

The HEA has also been asked to provide information to the Department relating to its accommodation requirements in the decentralised location.