Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Interdepartmental Working Groups
507. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the steering group for the separation of Irish Water from a group (details supplied) has presented proposals regarding the way in which the separation should occur; the number of times the steering group has met regarding the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40723/19]
Work is progressing on implementing the Government’s decision that Irish Water would become a standalone publicly owned, commercial regulated utility separated from the Ervia Group. An Inter-Departmental Steering Group on the Separation of Irish Water from the Ervia Group has been established and has held 4 meetings to date. The Group, whose work is ongoing, is considering all the legislative and administrative actions required to give effect to the Government decision.