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Housing Provision

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (321, 322)

Denis Naughten

Question:

321. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of housing projects for which each of the local authorities and approved housing bodies availed of support services on procurement from the Housing Agency projects and procurement department in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61877/21]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

322. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the way the Housing Agency projects and procurement department approaches advising local authorities and approved housing bodies on questions of labour availability and the associated cost as part of the procurement process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61878/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 321 and 322 together.

The Housing Agency is a non-commercial State agency under the aegis of my Department. The Housing Agency’s Projects, Procurement and Programmes (PPP) Team supports local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) in housing delivery through the provision of specialist advice in a range of areas, including design, regulatory compliance, project development and procurement. My Department does not hold details on the number of housing projects for which each local authority or AHB availed of support services or the details of these supports from the Housing Agency. However, further information may be available directly from the Housing Agency.

A key theme of Housing for All is to build local authority and AHB capacity to cater for increased output levels and complexities of development and delivery processes. Under Housing for All, the Housing Agency’s PPP team will be expanded to support local authority and AHB delivery and my Department is working with the Agency to identify the additional resource requirements in this regard.

Question No. 322 answered with Question No. 321.
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