Written Answers. - Shared Ownership.

Question:

421 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the legal difficulties being experienced by local authorities with affordable housing, in particular in relation to the clawback provisions; the steps he has taken to resolve this problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7713/01]

While I have not been made aware of legal difficulties in relation to the affordable housing scheme, one local authority raised some legal issues in relation to the clawback provisions of the shared ownership scheme. I understand that the issues involved have been clarified to the satisfaction of the authority thereby enabling them to proceed with the administration of the scheme.