Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Ceisteanna (265)

Holly Cairns

Ceist:

265. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the way his Department and public bodies and agencies under his remit undertake disability impact assessments; the process by which these assessments are monitored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34874/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department is guided by central guidelines, namely "How to Conduct a Disability Impact Assessment: Guidelines for Government Departments", issued by the Department of Justice in 2012, which set out a step by step process for conducting a disability impact assessment, including the need for consideration for actions in relation to monitoring.

This process also fits within the broader regulatory impact assessment (RIA) framework, and a formal review step is included in "Revised RIA Guidelines: How to conduct a Regulatory Impact Analysis".

These guidelines are available on the Department of Justice website and the Department of the Taoiseach's website respectively, and at the links below:

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/20120305%20DIA%20Guidelines.pdf/Files/20120305%20DIA%20Guidelines.pdf

www.govacc.per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Revised_RIA_Guidelines_June_2009.pdf.

The details requested in relation to bodies under the aegis of my Department are a matter for the individual bodies concerned. Arrangements have been put in place by each organisation to facilitate the provision of information by State Bodies directly to members of the Oireachtas. The contact email addresses for each body are set out in the table below.

State Body

Contact E-mails

An Bord Pleanála

oireachtasqueries@pleanala.ie

An Fóram Uisce (the Water Forum)

info@nationalwaterforum.ie

Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum

infodocklands@dublincity.ie

Ervia

oireachtas@ervia.ie

Gas Networks Ireland

oireachtas@ervia.ie

Heritage Council

oireachtas@heritagecouncil.ie

Housing Finance Agency

oireachtas.enquiries@hfa.ie

Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency

publicreps@housingagency.ie

Irish Water

oireachtasmembers@water.ie

Land Development Agency

oireachtas@lda.ie

Local Government Management Agency

corporate@lgma.ie

National Oversight and Audit Commission

info@noac.ie

National Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committee

ntacc@housing.gov.ie

Office of the Planning Regulator

oireachtas@opr.ie

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Oireachtas@osi.ie

Property Registration Authority

reps@prai.ie

Pyrite Resolution Board

oireachtasinfo@pyriteboard.ie

Residential Tenancies Board

OireachtasMembersQueries@rtb.ie

Valuation Office

oireachtas.enquiries@VALOFF.ie

Valuation Tribunal

info@valuationtribunal.ie

Water Advisory Body

info@wab.gov.ie

Waterways Ireland

ceoffice@waterwaysireland.org