Written answers

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Departmental Communications

Photo of Shane CassellsShane Cassells (Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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955. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the oversight of his Department of directives, circulars, advice or requirements issued since 2016; if surveys have been carried out of compliance with these communications to date; the surveys carried out; the results of the surveys; the compliance rate; the actions taken by his Department following these results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31328/19]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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My Department has a broad remit with responsibility for housing, planning, water, local government and the provision of weather information and related services. In the period since 2016, the Department would have issued a vast array of communications of the kind referred to and has a variety of arrangements in place, ranging from formal statutory arrangements through to more informal mechanisms, and from written or statistical reports to reporting through workshops or other bilateral or Department/sector-wide engagement, for monitoring consequent actions taken by local authorities. Compilation of the range of information sought would involve a disproportionate amount of time and work. However, if there is a more specific issue in respect of which the Deputy wishes to table a question, I will endeavour to provide the information concerned.


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