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Cullen, Martin

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 555 Nbr. 4

Written Answers. - Planning Applications.

Was asked: if, by way of regulation of Statutory Instrument, he will introduce a provision governing planning applications where, when the planning authority seeks additional information, the applicant would ...More Button

The Planning and Development Regulations 2001 introduced a number of changes to provisions governing public notice of planning applications and decisions. In addition, the regulations provide that ...More Button

As regards decisions on planning applications, the regulations require that the planning authority must also give notice to relevant prescribed bodies and to any other person or body who made a sub...More Button

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Was asked: the percent age of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's capital allocation for housing which was drawn down in 2001 and in the first six months of 2002.More Button

Was asked: the number of vacant local authority houses in County Clare; the length of time these houses have been vacant; and the reason they have not been re-allocated.More Button

Was asked: the reason local authority housing applicants whose income is somewhat above the qualification guidelines for shared ownership loans, but below the requirement to purchase a home through a bank or ...More Button

Written Answers. - Political Donations.

Was asked: the impact of the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1997, in respect of advocacy work carried out by development and human rights organisations which may be in receipt of funds from within the State and f...More Button

The Electoral Act, 1997, as amended, prohibits the acceptance by political parties, accounting units of political parties, public representatives, candidates at elections and third parties of a don...More Button

The legislation sets a limit of €2,539.48 in the case of an individual or €5,078.95 for other bodies on the amount of donation(s) from any one source in a year which may be accepted by s...More Button

Written Answers. - Environmental Policy.

Was asked: if funding has been granted to the National Seal Sanctuary Project; when he intends to grant funding; and when it will be paid.More Button

Was asked: if he proposes to fund the Irish Seal Sanctuary as requested by same and as promised by the Taoiseach to the Irish Seal Sanctuary prior to the last election.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 175 and 176 together.More Button

I refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 1480, 1522, 1527, 1564 and 1567 of 9 October 2002.More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Was asked: the reason for the long delay in allocating a first time buyer's grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

Written Answers. - Appropriations-in-Aid.

Was asked: the details of the appropriation-in-aid raised by his Department in 2000 and 2001; his estimate for the outturn for 2002; and the percentage yearly increase in each subhead.More Button

The information requested is set out in the following table:More Button

Appropriations-in-AidMore Button

*Variations are not included for items (in italics) transferring on foot of the reorganisation of departments.More Button

**Amounts shown for items 3,4 and 5 relate to the pre-transfer period in 2002 and amounts shown for items 13 to 22 relate to the post-transfer period.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Revenue.

Was asked: the revenue from charges related to public services which his Department approves to be raised by agencies under his aegis, which are not included in appropriations in aid for 2000, 2001 and 2002.More Button

I assume the question does not relate to local authorities; details of the revenue streams which accrue to these bodies are set out in the relevant local authority estimates volumes and returns of ...More Button

Written Answers. - Water and Sewerage Schemes.

Was asked: when the Quilty Mullagh sewerage scheme will commence; the funding which is available to meet this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Quilty sewerage scheme which includes Mullagh has been included in my Department's water services investment programme 2002-2004, at an estimated cost of €4.4 million, to commence construc...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the total estimated cost of changes, including the disuse of old stationery, the purchase of new letterheads, stationery, and changes to websites and so on and all other costs incurred as a result ...More Button

The changes in my Department's responsibilities have not resulted in any significant additional costs being incurred to date. As the Department's name remains the same, the issue of changing statio...More Button