Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (759, 760)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

759. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 671 of 18 June 2019, if there has been a reduction in the initial allocation or diversion of a portion of the allocation to other projects in either his Department or other Departments (details supplied); if so, the amount being diverted; the Departments the funding is being diverted to; and the projects involved in this regard. [26539/19]

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Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

760. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if the €93 million allocation to the capital assistance scheme, CAS, in budget 2019 is divided regionally; and if not, if it is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. [26551/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 759 and 760 together.

There has been no reduction in, or diversion of funds away from, the 2019 funding provision of €94.875 million for the Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS).

Funding is not divided or allocated on a regional basis. It is the local authorities who approve new CAS projects in the first instance, based on proposals they receive from approved housing bodies (AHBs) and these funding approvals issue on an ongoing basis. My Department provides the Exchequer funding to the local authorities, in line with the projects approved by the authorities and according as projects progress.