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Underspend on Traveller accommodation

Asked by Joan Collins (PBP, Dublin SC) about the underspend on Traveller accommodation, the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government told the Dail that while her department will continue to monitor the drawdown of spending, it must be acknowledged that overall responsibility for the progression of schemes and the efficient and effective drawdown therein lay with the housing authorities  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2013, 136-7). 

Later, the Minister of State announced that with the conclusion of the current round of Traveller accommodation programmes at the end of 2013, local authorities were currently making arrangements for a new round for 2014-18 (Dail Eireann, Debates, 12th March 2013, 292).