Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (344)

Tom Hayes

Ceist:

420 Mr. Hayes asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of people that will be moving to Tipperary town as a result of decentralisation; the status-category of staff likely to be moved; and if he will give a timeframe involved in this. [3916/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

It is anticipated that in the region of 200 staff, the bulk of whom will be from the asylum-immigration area of the Department, will be moving to Tipperary town under the decentralisation programme. The precise configuration of staff and services is being considered at the moment and once this has been finalised, I will be in a position to outline the categories of staff involved in the move and the overall timescale.