Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (405)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin

Ceist:

405. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will provide a breakdown of staff allocated to applying the vacant sites levy by local authority. [27212/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The specific information requested by the Deputy is not available in my Department.

The staffing arrangements, including recruitment and the detailed role and functions of the posts within a local authority, are a matter for the individual local authorities. In accordance with section 159 of the Local Government Act 2001, the Chief Executive of the local authority makes such staffing and organisational arrangements as may be necessary for the purposes of carrying out the functions of the local authority for which he or she is responsible. This includes the allocation of resources to planning functions within the local authority as required.