Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (327)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

403 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the discussions he has had with officials in the Land Registry section of his Department regarding decentralisation; if a staff survey of those wishing to transfer has been completed; and the results of such survey; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3605/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The chief executive officer-Registrar of Deeds and Titles is a member of the justice and equality sector decentralisation implementation group, which is actively planning the implementation of the Government's decision on decentralisation for the entire justice and equality sector. In line with other Departments and agencies, the Land Registry has provided information to the central implementation committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Phil Flynn.

On 15 December 2003, the human resources manager conducted a "preliminary survey" of staff to ascertain the level of interest amongst existing Land Registry staff in moving with the Land Registry to Roscommon town. The survey was for indicative purposes only and a response at that time did not imply any commitment or otherwise to decentralise to Roscommon. Out of a total of 710 staff surveyed, 45 indicated a possible interest.