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Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 406.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan  asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Information on Philip Hogan Zoom on Philip Hogan  the implications for his housing policy or for guidelines that he will issue to local authorities to make allowance for persons who have lost their home following separation and who are unable to get on a local authority housing list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16586/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): Information on Jan O'Sullivan Zoom on Jan O'Sullivan Decisions on the eligibility of specific persons for social housing support and the allocation of that support are a matter solely for the housing authority concerned. Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 specifically provides that the Minster’s power to issue policy directions and guidelines to housing authorities in relation to their housing functions is not to be construed as enabling her to exercise any power or control in relation to any individual case with which a housing authority is or may be concerned.

Question No. 407 answered with Question No. 391.

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