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Defective Building Materials

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (310)

Patricia Ryan

Ceist:

310. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if he will deliver a 100% MICA redress scheme. [29057/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The current maximum grant amounts payable under the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant scheme were finalised in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. This process also took account of the comprehensive engagement that took place between my Department and both Donegal and Mayo County Councils, who operate and administer the scheme. 

The grant limits agreed on foot of this engagement ensures that the scheme can be budgeted for with the potential financial liability known at all times and also to ensure that the available budget can benefit the majority of properties and the maximum number of people.  

The scheme needs time to work and it is premature to consider making changes at this point. I am keeping progress under the scheme under review and engaging regularly directly with both local authorities and local action groups on the matter. 

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