Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (260, 261)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

260. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons working in the Housing Agency on applications for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4898/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

261. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of persons working in each local authority on applications for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4899/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 260 and 261 together.

The Housing Agency has indicated that it has four individuals working full time on applications for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan. The number assigned can be scaled up or down, depending on demand, to maintain a response time for returning recommendations to local authorities within 10-days.

My Department does not hold details of the number of staff assigned to individual areas of work in each local authority; this is a matter for each local authority Chief Executive.