Thursday, 12 July 2012

Questions (171, 172)

Clare Daly

Question:

174 Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will make public the report of the pyrite panel, which has been in his possession for a number of weeks and which is long overdue [34128/12]

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Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

183 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the progress made to date if any in the resolution of situation arising from houses affected by pyrite; if any progress has been made through possible mutualisation of insurability through the insurance federation or equivalent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34286/12]

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

I propose to take Questions Nos. 174 and 183 together.

I have recently received the report of the independent pyrite panel and I am currently considering its content and recommendations in relation to providing options for a resolution for homeowners dealing with pyrite problems. It is my intention to publish the report shortly, following its consideration by Government.