Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (520, 521)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

520. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if the eligibility criteria for attic house insulation has been changed. [8710/13]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

521. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons who were due to have their attics insulated were told they were no longer eligible due to new legislation brought in stating that attics with sloping ceilings cannot be insulated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8711/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 520 and 521 together.

There have been no new , or no recent, changes to Building Regulations which would prevent the insulation of attics with sloping ceilings.

I have no responsibility in relation to the Better Energy Homes scheme which provides grant assistance for specific energy efficiency measures in homes, including attic insulation. This scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and funded by the Department of Energy, Communications and Natural Resources.