Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (239)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

239. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of times the housing delivery group has met; the dates on which it has met; the members of the group; the specific outcomes of the group in terms of actions; if he will publish all minutes and documents arising from this group on the Department's website for meetings that have happened to date and any future meetings. [2742/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I have established a High Level Housing Delivery Group to provide a forum for engagement with key housing delivery partners and to provide input on the implementation of the commitments on housing delivery in the Programme for Government.

The membership of the Group consists of representatives from the City and County Management Association, the Housing Agency, the Housing Delivery Coordination Office, Approved Housing Bodies and the Irish Council for Social Housing. The Group has met on seven occasions, on the following dates, 13 July 2020, 27 July 2020, 7 September 2020, 21 September 2020, 19 October 2020, 16 November 2020 and 14 December 2020.

The Group provides a very useful forum for open discussions between the key stakeholders. It is my intention to publish the agenda and minutes of meetings on my Department’s website on an ongoing basis.

Of course, separate to meeting with these key stakeholders in this forum, both I and my Department officials have continued and ongoing regular engagement with the members of the Delivery Group on housing delivery issues.