AQW 805/22-27 – Housing Executive Housing Grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to detail the budget implications for provision of Housing Executive Housing Grants. [Priority Written] Minister for Communities: In the ongoing absence of a functioning Executive and an agreed Executive Budget, my Department is operating within a constrained Contingency Planning Envelope. ENDS

AQW 27658/17-22 – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what legal requirements exist for all social rented dwellings to be fitted with (i) smoke alarms; and (ii) carbon monoxide alarms. Minister for Communities: Currently there is no legal requirement for social rented dwellings to be fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. … Continue reading AQW 27658/17-22 – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

AQW 27657/17-22 – Furniture poverty

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what studies and research her Department has undertaken into the impact of furniture poverty in social rented and private rented dwellings. Minister for Communities: The ‘Assessment of the need for furniture provision for new NIHE tenants’, which was published by the Housing Executive considers … Continue reading AQW 27657/17-22 – Furniture poverty

AQW 24843/17-22 – Lower utility costs for social housing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what mechanisms are in place for social housing providers to ensure that their tenants have access to a competitive utility market. Minister for Communities: My Department’s responsibility is to ensure that social housing properties have a fit for purpose heating system. The current Housing … Continue reading AQW 24843/17-22 – Lower utility costs for social housing