Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (261, 262, 263, 264, 265)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

261. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the €1,335,680,000 capital allocation in the housing division, that is, Vote 34 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within the vote for his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6013/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

262. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the €684,780,000 capital allocation in the water services division, that is, Vote 34 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within the vote of his Department for 2019 by specific project ; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6014/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

263. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the €12,395,000 capital allocation in the local government division, that is, Vote 34 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within the vote of his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6015/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

264. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the €95,735,000 capital allocation in the planning division, that is, Vote 34 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within the vote of his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6016/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

265. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the details of the €8,000,000 capital allocation in the Met Éireann division, that is, Vote 34 of the budget 2019 expenditure report within the vote of his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6017/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 261 to 265, inclusive, together.

Detailed information in relation to the Estimate provisions for my Department for 2019, and associated outputs, are set out in the Revised Estimates for Public Services 2019 published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and available at www.per.gov.ie/en/rev/. The total capital funding provision for my Department of over €2.136 billion for 2019 will be used to advance capital investment projects across the range of programme areas within my Department’s remit, including local authority housing, voluntary housing, estate regeneration, the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund, serviced sites, water and wastewater services, urban regeneration and development, fire and emergency services, and Met Éireann.

In relation to housing projects, my Department publishes comprehensive status reports on a quarterly basis of all social housing construction schemes for all local authority areas, showing details such as their locations and a range of information relating to their advancement. The most recent of these reports covers the period up to the end of Quarter 3 of 2018. The report can be accessed at the following link:

http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/minister-murphy-publishes-quarter-3-social-housing-construction-report/ .

A further update to end Q4 2018 is being compiled and will be published shortly. The bulk of the housing construction projects to be progressed in 2019 will be drawn from those reports.

With respect to water services projects, Irish Water has established a team to deal with queries from Oireachtas members on issues arising in relation to Irish Water's activities. The team may be contacted via email to oireachtasmembers@water.ie or by telephone on 1890 578 578. Alternatively, Irish Water provides full details of their projects and plans to improve water and wastewater services on their website. The details can be accessed at the following link:

www.water.ie/projects-plans/.

Details in relation to specific projects under my Department's range of capital programmes will be announced as appropriate as part of ongoing programme management over the course of 2019. However, given the number and range of projects to be planned and delivered through the programmes for which my Department is responsible, the fact that spend on individual projects will depend on project progress, and the delegated authority available to local authorities in relation to certain projects, it is not possible to provide a funding breakdown by specific individual projects along the lines envisaged in the Questions.