Tuesday, 20 June 2006

Ceisteanna (322)

Marian Harkin

Ceist:

358 Ms Harkin asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of the 85 decentralised jobs promised to County Wexford in Budget 2003 which have been delivered; if they have not yet been delivered the precise timeframe for delivery of these decentralised jobs to Enniscorthy; the number of people who have opted for decentralisation to each location; and the number of those who have indicated their willingness to move who are currently working in Dublin. [23763/06]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture and Food)

To date 24 Bord Bia staff members have indicated a willingness to relocate to Enniscorthy. Applications have been made by 47 persons from outside Bord Bia for positions in Enniscorthy under the decentralisation programme, of whom 19 are based in Dublin.

Issues relating to the transferability of staff between State Agencies and between the Civil Service, Public Service and State Agencies generally are being examined centrally by the Department of Finance who deal with general human resource and industrial relations issues arising from decentralisation. Bord Bia is not one of the organisations given early mover status under the Government's decentralisation plan and a precise timeframe has not been established.