Thursday, 24 October 2019

Questions (355)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

355. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the timescale to which he is working for the publication of the Land Development Agency Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44029/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The General Scheme of the Bill to establish the Land Development Agency (LDA) on a primary legislative basis was approved by Government and has now been published. It was referred to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government for Pre-Legislative Scrutiny which has been ongoing since the beginning of October.  I will consider the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Report of the Committee in finalising the LDA Bill, which I intend to bring before the Oireachtas in the coming months.