Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (154)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

154. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if it is his intention to officially record the first ever meeting of EU homeless Ministers held in Leuven on 1 March 2013 during Ireland's EU Presidency. [29630/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Presidency Report of the Roundtable Discussion of EU Ministers with Responsibility for Homelessness which I hosted in Leuven on 1 March 2013 during the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union has been published on the EU presidency website, www.eu2013.ie, and circulated to all participating ministries. A note of the discussion has also been published and circulated. Details of the event will be included in the Presidency's report on conferences to be presented to the EU Council of Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs later this week by my colleagues, Minister Richard Bruton and Minister Joan Burton.

In seeking to reduce the risk and magnitude of homelessness across the E U, Member States and the European Commission will work to strengthen coordination on the six principles referred to in the Presidency Report . This will be the subject of future discussion with the EU Social Protection Committee.