Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (468)

Terence Flanagan

Question:

468. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total number of vacant local authority housing units at present and the proposed turnaround for upgrading these homes is versus the actual turnaround for vacant homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10293/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Seventh Annual Report on Service Indicators, published by the Local Government Management Services Board in August 2012, which details service indicators in local authorities in 2010, provides a range of information in relation to the social housing stock in each local authority. Specific information is provided with regard to vacant housing units and on the average number of weeks taken by each local authority, from the date of vacation of a unit to the date when all necessary repairs are carried out, to re-let a unit. Copies of the report are available from the Local Government Management Agency and may be downloaded from their website (www.lgmsb.ie ).

Question No. 469 answered with Question No. 428.