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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Finances.

Tuesday, 7 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 1

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Mr. Treacy: Information on Seán Treacy Zoom on Seán Treacy asked the Minister for Local Government the amount of capital moneys allocated to (a) Dublin Corporation and (b) each of the remaining local authorities who are housing authorities in the country for each of the years 1964-65, 1965-66, and 1966-67 for each of the following purposes: (i) construction of local authority houses directly or on behalf of the local authorities concerned, (ii) advances of loans for purchase of houses, e.g. SDA loans, and (iii) supplementary housing grants.

Mr. P. Brennan: Information on Patrick Brennan Zoom on Patrick Brennan I would refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 146 of 27th April in which I set out particulars of the housing capital allocated to each housing authority for the current financial year. No corresponding allocations were made for the years 1964-65 and 1965-66. Global figures of capital provided in these years are however available and I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate with the Official Report, a statement setting out the total allocations for 1966-67 for the housing purposes referred to by the Deputy, together with the total amounts of capital provided under the same headings within each of the two previous financial years.

Following is the statement:—

Purpose Amounts of capital provided Amount of capital allocations
1964-65 1965-66 (Provisional) 1966-67
£000 £000 £000
Local Authority Housing 6,790 9,875 11,000
House Purchase Loans 3,170 4,637 4,850
Supplementary Grants 1,470 1,452 1,650
TOTAL 11,430 15,964 17,500


Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Minister for Local Government the number and value of applications from local authorities now before his Department awaiting approval of expenditure on house-building or house-financing operations; the reason for the delay in sanctioning such applications; and what steps he will take to expedite [23] house-building and house-financing operations.

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