Financial Resolutions. - Local Government Bill, 1945—Report Stage (Resumed).
It simply means where a local authority borrows a sum of money, that borrowing is not to be taken into account in the way of lessening their credit.
I think the matter is perfectly clear. If there is a voluntary agreement to make a road to the harbour, and if they agree, the Minister will not intervene.
There would be no agreement then. If a harbour board and a local authority decide that certain work is to be done they can cooperate and fix the cost.
Does this refer to house property?
I have a case in mind where a conflict has arisen as to the disposal of some old dispensaries by the county manager. Some objection was raised to that. Would that be covered by this amendment?
I think, as a matter of courtesy, if there is a transfer or sale of property belonging to the ratepayers, the local authority ought to be informed before there is any disposal of it.
It includes property?
That is what I am anxious about. We have a good deal of property in our area, such as the Cork and Passage railway and the houses there. Of course the manager informs us as a matter of courtesy. Bu...
I think the manager is extremely foolish to undertake such a liability and to leave himself open to the possibility of suspicion by not associating with the local authority. In his own interests I th...
I never heard of it.
I am quite satisfied that the Minister will wish the closest association with the councils in this matter.
In my area it is always done. There has been constant co-operation between us. Amendment agreed to.
It has not been questioned?
This comes as a surprise to me. The only statutory obligation for a county-at-large charge is roads. Sewerage, water supplies and other schemes are simply at the option of the county council to indi...
That is the legal situation.
Is not that the option of the county council?