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Blaney, Neil T.C.

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Appointment in Local Government Department.

The unestablished position of Private Secretary to the Minister for Local Government is an excluded position for the purposes of the Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956. The holder is Mrs. F.M. ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Electoral Areas.

I have this matter under consideration but am not as yet in a position to indicate when a decision will be announced.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Licensed Taxi Plates.

I have received no such request from the corporation.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Mortgages.

The information requested is not available in my Department. I understand that it is not the general practice of the building societies to publish details of their operations in the form requested.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Expenditure.

The main heads of housing expenditure set out in the Statistical Abstract are given in the Returns of Local Taxation.More Button

Expenditure on the maintenance and repair of local authority houses was approximately 11 per cent of total housing revenue expenditure in the years 1960-61 to 1963-64 inclusive. It is estimated th...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Completion of Houses.

New houses built by local authorities are regarded as completed when taken over by the local authorities from the contractors. New houses built by private persons or public utility societies are d...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Repair of Houses.

The revision of valuation is not a function of my Department. Intending applicants for such grants may, however, be assured that where a grant is made under section 5 of the Housing (Loans and Gran...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tipperary Rent and Rates Collection.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.More Button

Following is the statement:More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Housing Loans.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 43 and 44 together.More Button

I am not yet in a position to say when this loan will be sanctioned but I hope that it will be possible to give a decision in the near future.More Button

Application for sanction to this loan was received on 10th September last. I am not yet in a position to say when a decision will be given on the application.More Button

I hope to be in a position shortly to inform the corporation of the amount of moneys which will be available to them in the coming financial year to meet payments on foot of house purchase loans.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilkenny Housing Schemes.

The site for this scheme was surveyed and a lay-out prepared by the National Building Agency, Ltd. I am not yet in a position to say when work will be commenced.More Button

Proposals for the acceptance of tenders for schemes of 18 houses at O'Loughlan Road, Kilkenny and 12 houses at Graiguena-managh were received from Kilkenny County Council on 20th December. These pr...More Button

I am afraid I could not say at the moment.More Button

The council's application for a loan to finance this scheme is under consideration.More Button

I suppose since we got it. This is one in which the contractor pulled out of the tender already agreed to. It was reviewed by the local council and became the subject of a proposal to do the work...More Button

The contract I speak of was last October. I could not say when the proposal to do it by direct labour was formulated but it was certainly after October.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Water for Housing Scheme.

I have informed Waterford Corporation that the tender which they propose to accept for the Lisduggan scheme is unduly high and I have asked them to give urgent reconsideration to various aspects of...More Button

Questions Nos. 51 and 52 postponed.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - North Tipperary Cottages.

The proposals in question are under examination and a decision will be given as soon as possible.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dún Laoghaire Statue.

Dún Laoghaire Borough Corporation is empowered by section 42 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890, to authorise the erection in any street or public place within their district of a...More Button

To date, no expenditure has been incurred by the corporation in the matter.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Valentia Bridge.

As no firm proposals for the construction of this bridge have yet been received in my Department, it is not possible to make specific arrangements for the financing of the project.More Button

Question No. 56 postponed.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.More Button

Following is the statement.More Button

It is not possible to state at present when sanction will issue to these loan proposals.More Button

The amount of loan sanctioned was related to the number of schemes which the county council estimated would be carried out in the present financial year. The application in relation to the balance...More Button

Question No. 59 postponed.More Button

I am not in a position to state when the loan in question will be sanctioned.More Button

The revised report, drawings and estimate for this scheme are at present under examination in my Department. I am not in a position to say when approval will issue.More Button

I am informed by Sligo County Council that as the existing extension at Carrowroe has adversely aflected the borough water supply, their proposals for this further extension cannot be implemented a...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Compensation for Flood Losses.

Local authorities are not so empowered.More Button