Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (321)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

321. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding outstanding to Dublin City Council for projects; and the details and periods for which this funding is outstanding. [42629/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department has a wide and diverse business agenda, covering a broad range of functions including local authority housing, voluntary housing, homeless services, estate regeneration, energy efficiency retrofitting, housing grants, rural water schemes, urban renewal/regeneration, and fire services. To achieve its business objectives, my Department allocates significant resources to local authorities and other organisations.

In order to deliver on this broad business agenda, my Department recoups expenditure incurred by local authorities, including Dublin City Council, under the terms and conditions of the relevant schemes. Claims from local authorities in respect of such schemes, submitted with the requisite supporting information, are normally assessed, verified and paid on a recoupment basis and processed in a prompt manner. My Department does not collate the data referred to in the Question as the generally positive payment timeframes which apply negate a need to do so.