Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (709)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

709. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 673 of 22 January 2019, if he has finalised the regulations for the affordable purchase scheme; when the regulations will be published and circulated to local authorities; the reason for the ongoing delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11860/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Part 5 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 provides a new statutory basis for the delivery of affordable housing for purchase. The Act itself contains significant detail on the new arrangements, reducing the extent to which regulations are required. Insofar as regulations are necessary, the most immediate requirement is for regulations dealing with the making of schemes of priority by local authorities.

A draft of the relevant regulations for this purpose has been prepared and I expect that these will be finalised and submitted to me for signature shortly. Further regulations and detailed guidance will issue to local authorities thereafter.

Question No. 710 answered with Question No. 699.
Question No. 711 answered with Question No. 696.
Question No. 712 answered with Question No. 699.