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

Wednesday, 15 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 4

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Mr. Spring: Information on Daniel Spring Zoom on Daniel Spring asked the Minister for Local Government whether he proposes to sanction a loan of £45,000 from the Commissioners of Public Works to be raised by Kerry County Council for the purpose of carrying out Fenit sewerage scheme; and, if so, when.

8.

Mr. Spring: Information on Daniel Spring Zoom on Daniel Spring asked the Minister for Local Government whether he proposes to sanction a supplementary loan of £7,300 from the Commissioners of Public Works to be raised by Kerry County Council for the purpose of defraying expenditure on the Annascaul sewerage scheme; and, if so, when.

9.

Mr. Spring: Information on Daniel Spring Zoom on Daniel Spring asked the Minister for Local Government the present position regarding Ardfert water supply scheme, County Kerry.

Minister for Local Government (Mr. Blaney): Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 7, 8 and 9 together.

No proposal from Kerry County Council to raise a supplementary loan of £7,300 to defray expenditure on the Annascaul sewerage scheme has been received in my Department.

Loan applications in the sum of £132,000 for the Ardfert scheme and £22,000 for the Fenit sewerage scheme are at present under consideration in my Department in conjunction with an examination of the overall position in relation to the financing of water and sewerage projects in the current financial year.

10.

Mr. Spring: Information on Daniel Spring Zoom on Daniel Spring asked the Minister for Local Government if he is aware of the difficulties in planning, etc. experienced by Kerry County Council due to the fact that they have not yet been informed of the amount of money they are to be allocated this year for water and sewerage schemes; and if he will now inform the council of the amount of this allocation.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney I am not so aware. [528] Kerry County Council will be informed shortly of the amount of money to be allocated to them this year for water and sewerage schemes.

Mr. Spring: Information on Daniel Spring Zoom on Daniel Spring Will the Minister inform the county council as soon as possible?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney They will be informed fairly soon.

Mr. Kyne: Information on Thomas Anthony Kyne Zoom on Thomas Anthony Kyne Will all the county councils be informed?

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Yes.

11.

Mr. Connor: Information on Patrick Connor Zoom on Patrick Connor asked the Minister for Local Government the present position relating to the Emlaghmore group water scheme, plans for which were sent to his Department some 11 months ago by Kerry County Council.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney The carrying out of Emlaghmore group water scheme is dependent on the implementation by Kerry County Council of the Emlaghmore regional water supply scheme, preliminary proposals for which were submitted to my Department on the 16th December last, and which, together with a number of similar proposals, are under examination in my Department.

12.

Mr. Connor: Information on Patrick Connor Zoom on Patrick Connor asked the Minister for Local Government the present position relating to the water scheme for Knightstown, Valentia, as sanction for the loan was sought from his Department by Kerry County Council eight months ago.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney Knightstown, Valentia, water scheme has been fully approved by my Department. A proposal to raise a loan of £57,000 to finance the scheme is under consideration in conjunction with an examination of the overall position in relation to the financing of water and sewerage projects in the current year.


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