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Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 453. Mr. Hogan Information on Phil Hogan Zoom on Phil Hogan  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the number of persons on the housing list in respect of Kilkenny County Council and Kilkenny Borough Council for each year from September 1997 to September 2002 inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23304/02]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern Zoom on Noel Ahern Assessments of local authority housing needs are undertaken on a triennial basis and the results of the assessment carried out by local authorities in March 2002 were published recently. The previous assessments were carried out in 1998 and 1999 and 1996 and the information in relation to these assessments is set out in the following table:

Local Authority Housing Needs

1996 1999 2002
Kilkenny County Council 231 329 354
Kilkenny Borough Council 177 277 167

 454. Mr. Hogan Information on Phil Hogan Zoom on Phil Hogan  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the number of houses built by Kilkenny County Council and Kilkenny Borough Council annually from 1997 to 2002 inclusive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23305/02]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern Zoom on Noel Ahern The number of houses completed/ acquired by Kilkenny County Council and [321] Kilkenny Borough Council under their local authority housing programmes for the years 1997 to 2001 and to the end of June 2002 is set out in the following table:

Local Authority 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002Jan-June
Kilkenny County Council 29 38 41 34 71 12
Kilkenny Borough Council 6 10 6 21 12 8

House completions-acquisitions for both authorities for the full year 2002 will be published in my Department's annual housing statistics bulletin.


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