Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (70)

Pádraic McCormack

Ceist:

193 Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the most recent figures for rent arrears in each local authority area. [2848/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Local authorities are responsible under the Housing Acts for the management and maintenance of their housing stock including rent collection, which is an integral part of their housing management function. My Department compiles, on an annual basis in arrears, statistical information in relation to rental income and the latest information available relating to 2002 was set out in the reply to Question No. 496 of 11 November 2003. Compilation of data for 2003 is being pursued with local authorities.

Question No. 194 answered with QuestionNo. 161.