Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (955)

Shane Cassells


955. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the oversight of his Department of directives, circulars, advice or requirements issued since 2016; if surveys have been carried out of compliance with these communications to date; the surveys carried out; the results of the surveys; the compliance rate; the actions taken by his Department following these results; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31328/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department has a broad remit with responsibility for housing, planning, water, local government and the provision of weather information and related services. In the period since 2016, the Department would have issued a vast array of communications of the kind referred to and has a variety of arrangements in place, ranging from formal statutory arrangements through to more informal mechanisms, and from written or statistical reports to reporting through workshops or other bilateral or Department/sector-wide engagement, for monitoring consequent actions taken by local authorities. Compilation of the range of information sought would involve a disproportionate amount of time and work. However, if there is a more specific issue in respect of which the Deputy wishes to table a question, I will endeavour to provide the information concerned.