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Blaney, Neil T.C.

Wednesday, 15 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 4

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

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 7, 8 and 9 together.More Button

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.More Button

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 exam...More Button

I am not so aware. Kerry County Council will be informed shortly of the amount of money to be allocated to them this year for water and sewerage schemes.More Button

They will be informed fairly soon.More Button

Yes.More Button

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 sub...More Button

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 examin...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meath Water Scheme.

A proposal from Meath County Council to meet the cost of certain alterations to the design of the Ballinaclose group water scheme out of borrowed moneys is at present under consideration in my Dep...More Button

I hope to be in a position to convey a decision in the matter to the local authority shortly.More Button

It is being speeded up. What the Deputy omitted to say was that there have been certain amendments to the scheme. They have given rise to most of the delay now complained of. These amendments wil...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sligo Housing Proposals.

Outline plans for a scheme of 82 houses in Sligo are at present before my Department. A decision on these plans will be given shortly.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Loans.

Loans have already been sanctioned which will enable the council to draw as required on the full amount of their capital allocation for house-purchase loans for the current financial year. £...More Button

I am not responsible for statements made at any of these meetings.More Button

All I can say is I would rather the Deputy would accept my statement, but that is a matter for his choice.More Button

I have been notified by the council that they propose to proceed with 22 rural cottages, including four cottages under the small farmers scheme, on the basis of their provisional capital allocation...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Listowel Cottage.

A revised estimate has not been submitted to my Department in this case.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Issue of Pension Books.

I would not agree that over-long delays occur in deciding pension appeals generally. In certain cases, for example where information required by the appeals officer involves further investigation ...More Button

A pension book is normally issued to the pensioner in a matter of days where the appeal is decided in his favour.More Button

I would, but I would request on behalf of the Minister that notice of such delays should be sent to him much sooner than a month if it is possible for Deputies to do so.More Button

Having regard to the large number of pension books handled by my Department it is inevitable that there should be occasional delays in individual cases. The percentage is small however and where a...More Button