Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (760, 761)

Brendan Smith

Question:

760. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding provided to Cavan County Council in each of the years 2011 to 2018 for the purchase and construction of houses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53127/19]

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Brendan Smith

Question:

761. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the funding provided to Monaghan County Council in each of the years 2011 to 2018 for the purchase and construction of houses; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53128/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 760 and 761 together.

The funding provided to Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council under the main Local Authority Capital Programme for the construction and acquisition of social housing in each year for the period 2011 to 2018 is set out in the table below.

LA

2011€m

2012€m

2013€m

2014€m

2015€m

2016€m

2017€m

2018€m

Total€m

Cavan

1.033

1.240

1.980

1.504

1.922

1.646

3.851

6.864

20.04

Monaghan

2.968

1.650

1.160

0.950

2.218

5.223

12.225

8.389

34.78

My Department also provides funding to local authorities for the delivery of social housing in association with Approved Housing Bodies, through large-scale regeneration programmes and returning vacant stock back to productive use. Funding is also provided by my Department for social housing improvement work programmes and to support households within their existing housing.

Overall, in the period 2011 to 2018, my Department provided €62.7 million to Cavan County Council and €76.7 million to Monaghan County Council for the delivery of housing programmes.