Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (445)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

586 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government his views on the proposals submitted to him by Dublin City Council in respect of the sale of council owned flats and maisonettes to tenants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25297/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

The existing tenant purchase scheme, which is in operation since 1995, does not apply to separate and self-contained flats in premises divided into two or more flats. Proposals received from Dublin City Council regarding the sale of flats raise significant issues of a legal, financial and policy nature and examination of them in my Department is under way.