Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
359. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Galway in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12513/19]
360. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the funding that his Department or agencies under the remit of his Department have provided to projects in County Roscommon in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, respectively; if the funding has been allocated; if it has been drawn down in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12530/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 359 and 360 together.
My Department has a wide and diverse business agenda which includes a range of social housing programmes under the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, private housing grants, the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, the Serviced Sites Fund, funding of Irish Water, the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, and the Local Government Fund, as well as a range of smaller-scale programmes such as rural water schemes, fire services, and Met Éireann. In order to deliver on this broad business agenda, my Department allocates significant resources to a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, dedicated agencies and non-statutory bodies, as well as to individuals.
The information requested on funding allocated by my Department to, and drawn down in respect of, projects in the areas concerned from 2016 is not readily available in my Department. The compilation of this information would involve a disproportionate amount of time and work. If a more specific question is tabled relating to a particular aspect of funding from my Department, I will endeavour to provide the information sought.
Funding allocated by agencies under the remit of my Department is a matter for the bodies concerned. Arrangements have been put in place by each agency under the aegis of the Department to facilitate the provision of information directly to members of the Oireachtas. The contact email addresses for each agency are set out as follows.
|An Bord Pleanála||Oireachtasqueries@pleanala.ie|
|Ervia, Gas Networks Irelandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Housing Sustainable Communities Agencyemail@example.com|
|Housing Finance Agencyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Land Development Agencyemail@example.com|
|Local Government Management Agencyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ordnance Survey Ireland||Oireachtas@osi.ie|
|Property Registration Authorityemail@example.com|
|Pyrite Resolution Boardfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Residential Tenancies Board||OireachtasMembersQueries@rtb.ie|