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Howlin, Brendan

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 Nbr. 7


Written Answers. - Differential Rent Schemes.

Was asked: the reason he has not replied to correspondence (details supplied) from the National Association of Tenants' Organisations dated 10 October 1995 and the remainders sent on 16 November 1995 and 20 F...More Button

A reply issued on 22 November last to the National Association of Tenants' Organisations letter of 10 October 1995, which was received via the office of the Minister for Social Welfare, concerning ...More Button

The matters contained in the various resolutions referred to are now being examined, and a reply will issue to NATO as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Cavan will be allocated a new house grant.More Button

Was asked: when payment of grants will be made to persons (details supplied) in County Wexford in respect of a group water scheme.More Button

The group's application is being examined in my Department at present with a view to a decision on grant approval. A decision will be made as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Monaghan Drainage Scheme.

Was asked: when funding will be provided in respect of the Monaghan town main drainage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when funding will be provided in respect of the Monaghan town main drainage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 99 and 103 together. A preliminary report for this scheme is being examined in my Department. Having regard to the existing level of commitments under the water a...More Button

Written Answers. - Planning Applications.

Was asked: the number of planning applications to each local authority in 1995; and the percentage of planning applications refused in each local authority.More Button

Quarterly planning statistics, compiled by my Department on the basis of returns from local authorities, are available in the Oireachtas Library; these contain the information requested for each qu...More Button

Written Answers. - Shared Ownership Scheme.

Was asked: the number of applications to date to each local authority for shared ownership and a grant in lieu of housing; the number of such applications approved to date; the number of applications where fu...More Button

Written Answers. - Planning Appeals.

Was asked: the number of appeals to An Bord Pleanála from each local authority in 1994.More Button

The annual report of An Bord Pleanála for 1994, copies of which are available in the Oireachtas Library, contains details of the number of appeals to An Bord Pleanála from each area i...More Button

Written Answers. - Monaghan Urban Renewal Projects.

Was asked: when funding will be provided in respect of urban renewal projects in the Monaghan urban area in each of the years from 1996 to 1999; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Driving Test.

Was asked: if he will have arrangements made to allow a person (details supplied) in County Wexford to do his driving test by Friday, 14 June 1996, in view of the fact that he has secured a permanent job in F...More Button

A test appointment for 3.15 p.m. on Thursday 13 June was notified to this applicant on 6 June.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Southern Cross Route.

Was asked: the reason construction of the Southern Cross Route has not commenced; the steps, if any, being taken to resolve the outstanding difficulties; and when it is projected that construction will commen...More Button

High Court proceedings challenging the 1991 motorway scheme have not yet been determined. Both my Department and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, who are now codefendants, are making ...More Button

Written Answers. - Fire Safety Measures.

Was asked: the measures, if any, he is considering to tackle the serious fire hazard associated with two-storied houses; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The design and construction of all new buildings, and material alterations to or changes of use of existing buildings, including houses, must comply with the building regulations. The regulations ...More Button

All of the technical guidance documents which accompany the regulations are at an advanced stage of review within my Department; revised documents will improve the minimum standards of many aspects...More Button

Written Answers. - Cork Drainage Schemes.

Was asked: when his Department will approve phases 3 and 4 of the Glen, Bridge and Kiln river drainage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will approve a scheme designed to relieve persistent flooding at Ballyvolane Cross, Cork City; his views on whether it is essential that approval be forthcoming without further ...More Button

Was asked: when his Department will approve an extension of the Old Whitechurch and Mallow Road drainage scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 109, 110, 111 and 113 together.More Button

The position has not changed since my reply to Questions Nos. 159, 161, 162 and 163 of 30 January 1996.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will approve the culverting of a stream at Parkcourt Estate, Ballyvolane, Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The position has not changed since my reply to Questions Nos. 104, 105, 106 and 107 of 22 March 1995.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will approve the two phases of the scheme to relieve flooding at Turner's Cross, Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A preliminary report detailing their proposals to alleviate flooding at Turner's Cross has been submitted to my Department by Cork Corporation and is currently under consideration. Having regard to...More Button

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for the Blarney water supply augmentation scheme under the water and sewerage services capital works programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The position remains unchanged since my reply to Question No. 216 of 26 March 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Cork City Water Supply Improvements.

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for the waterworks Lee Road improvement scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for the 600 mm main Lough to Mardyke water supply scheme in Cork city; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for the provision of a standby generator for the Lee Road waterworks; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for the firemain Glashaboy to Tivoli water scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when his Department will provide funding for a scheme to carry out a detailed district metering and leakage control on Cork City's water distribution network; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 116 to 120, inclusive, together.More Button

Proposals to seek EU Cohesion Funding for each of the schemes referred to in these questions have recently been submitted to my Department by Cork Corporation. These are currently being examined a...More Button

Written Answers. - Ballincollig (Cork) Water Quality Project.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to strengthen the requirement for the use of C3 parameter in determining water quality; and if so, the further plans, if any, he has to include Innismore Estate management...More Button

The European Communities (Quality of Water Intended for Human Consumption) Regulations, 1988, which give effect to Council Directive 80/778/EEC in Ireland, prescribe patterns and frequencies of an...More Button

There is no proposal at present to amend the Regulations in relation to the C3 category of analysis. The matter will, however, fall due for consideration when Council Directive 80/778/EEC is revis...More Button

There is no proposal before my Department in relation to the particular project referred to in the Question.More Button

Written Answers. - Carrigaline Waste Water Treatment.

Was asked: if he will give details of the waste water treatment to be undertaken in the areas of Carrigaline, Crosshaven and Passage West, County Cork.More Button

No proposals for the provision of waste water treatment facilities at the locations referred to have yet been submitted to my Department by Cork County Council.More Button

Written Answers. - Oslo-Paris Commissioners.

Was asked: the body that is organising the Paris Convention on the prevention of marine pollution from land based sources in 1996; the plans, if any, there are to discuss the French contribution to the radioa...More Button

I assume that the Question refers to the annual joint meeting of the Oslo and Paris Commissions which will be held in Oslo from 17 to 21 June 1996. The Commissions, made up of representatives of ea...More Button

Ireland's participation in these conventions, together with 12 other countries and the European Union, provides a valuable means to co-ordinate strategies to prevent pollution and protect the North...More Button

As regards French nuclear testing in the Pacific, the Government has consistently raised this matter on a bilateral and multilateral basis, including at EU and UN levels. We welcome the ending of...More Button

Written Answers. - Broadmeadow (Dublin) Crossing.

Was asked: his views on whether the longer the delay in deciding the out come of the Broadmeadow crossing environmental impact assessment the more difficult it will be to provide an alternative route if the F...More Button

Before making a decision in this case, I am required to consider the EIS, submissions made in relation to the likely effects on the environment and the report and any recommendations of the inspect...More Button

Written Answers. - Ballot Papers Regulations.

Was asked: the proposals, if any he has to introduce regulations to have photographs included on ballot papers for future elections.More Button

I am having this matter examined in the light of the interim report of 30 April 1996 from the Select Committee on Finance and General Affairs concerning Procedures for the Registration of Voters an...More Button

Written Answers. - Lough Mask Water Scheme.

Was asked: when he proposes to sanction the Lough Mask water extension from Ballinrobe to Kilmaine/Shrule in view of the fact that the contract documents for this scheme are with his Department since April 19...More Button

I refer to the reply to Questions No. 64, 67 and 69 of 22 May 1996. The position is unchanged.More Button