I refer to the reply to Question No. 239 of 26 April 2018 in which I provided details on housing capital expenditure claims from local authorities being processed by my Department at that stage.
My Department provides funding to local authorities on an ongoing basis as projects are progressed. As such, the position in respect of claims changes constantly as claims are received, validated and processed for payment. Funding only becomes owed to a local authority once all of the necessary documentation has been received and checked and the claims involved are deemed to be in order for payment - the payment processing is then generally completed within a matter of days. If the Deputy is concerned regarding the position concerning a specific claim from a local authority, I will have the matter explored further on receipt of the relevant information.
Total expenditure on capital and current housing programmes to date in 2018 is €468m.