Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

3:00 am

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Fine Gael)

-----and 89 different departments, but it clearly shows who is responsible for what area. We need to change processes in Departments and local authorities in order that people can immediately access information on a website as to who is dealing with a particular area in a local authority instead of having to telephone reception and go around the house to find the responsible person. The removal of red tape is one of the aims in the jobs plan and one of the ways to do so is to have a means of identifying the people in Departments and local authorities who are involved in job creation and regulation. This type of reform is badly needed. However, I welcome the proposals set out by the Government. Together with others, I look forward to ensuring the targets set are reached by the end of the term of this Government.


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