Thursday, 25 October 2018

Questions (360)

John Curran


360. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of staff engaged in the housing delivery office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44247/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The staffing complement of my Department’s Housing Delivery Office (HDO) has been increased recently from 3 to 4, comprising 2 civil servants and 2 officers with experience of housing delivery and the local government sector. In addition, the HDO draws on supports from other relevant Business Units in my Department and other relevant public bodies.

As with all critical areas of activity in my Department, the resources available to the HDO are kept under regular review in the context of the ongoing evolution of the Office’s role. I expect a fifth assignment to be made shortly and a number of further assignments are expected in the coming months.