Written Answers - Local Authority Housing.

Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 627 No. 1

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  41.  Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin  Information on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin  Zoom on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if he will introduce a pilot scheme for tenant purchase by tenants of voluntary and co-operative housing bodies; the details of such a scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36506/06]

  337.  Ms C. Murphy  Information on Catherine Murphy  Zoom on Catherine Murphy   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   if tenant purchase can take place in relation to cooperative housing schemes; if so, the guidance that has been given to local authorities on the matter; when such a scheme is expected to be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36816/06]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern  Zoom on Noel Ahern  I propose to take Questions Nos. 41 and 337 together.

There is no provision at present in the voluntary housing schemes for the purchase of individual houses by tenants. However, it was provided under Housing Policy Framework — Building Sustainable Communities that consideration would be given in consultation with the voluntary and co-operative sector, to pilot a tenant purchase scheme for some new voluntary homes under the scheme. The timing and modalities of such a scheme, including any legislative element, will be developed in the coming months.

Question No. 42 answered with Question
No. 9.


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