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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing and Reconstruction Grants.

Wednesday, 26 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 2

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17.

Mr. Lindsay: Information on Patrick James Lindsay Zoom on Patrick James Lindsay asked the Minister for Local Government the reason for delays in payment of housing grants and reconstruction grants where the work has been completed and payment sanctioned.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I am not aware of any undue delay in the payment of grants.

Mr. Lyons: Information on Michael D. Lyons Zoom on Michael D. Lyons If the Minister is not aware of it, every Deputy in the country is aware of it.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I happen to be a Deputy myself and I am not aware of it, so you can count at least one out. I have invited Deputies if there is undue delay in their areas to communicate with me directly.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton Is the Minister aware that I have half a dozen such cases in my pocket at the moment?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Do not keep them in your pocket.

Mr. Clinton: Information on Mark A. Clinton Zoom on Mark A. Clinton I cannot get anything done about them because they say they have no money to pay.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange Westmeath County [195] Council applied for £75,000 and got only £60,000.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney We are talking here about grants from the Department to individuals.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange There is a definite delay.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney There is not.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange The Minister will not cod the people by keeping the truth from them.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I am telling the truth. To my knowledge there is no undue delay in the payment of grants.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon Deputy Don Davern seems to think there is, according to Question No. 18.


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