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Parliamentary questions
30 June 2017
E-004392-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Neena Gill (S&D)

 Subject:  Compliance with fire safety regulations under European Investment Bank (EIB) projects
 Answer(s) 

In March, the European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed support for record new investments in social housing totalling EUR 405 million that will construct and improve thousands of properties across Ireland. It is expected that 1 400 new homes will be built and more than 700 properties jointly financed with the Housing Finance Agency under the new initiative.

The Grenfell fire tragedy of 14 June 2017, in which, to date, 79 have lost their lives, or are missing presumed dead, has made clear the importance of ensuring the proper implementation of potentially life-saving EU regulations on fire safety.

As a member of the EIB Board of Directors and key shareholder in the European Investment Fund, could the Commission outline how it will ensure that current and future social housing construction projects co-financed by the EIB comply with EU regulations on fire safety, including the Construction Products Regulation ((EU) 305/2011)?

Last updated: 13 July 2017Legal notice