Wednesday, 13 December 1950
Dáil Éireann Debate
Mr. Sweetman: asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state (a) the number of completed new houses in County Kildare for which grants were  paid in the years 1948 and 1949 and to date in 1950; (b) the number of additional new houses for which interim grants have been made; and (c) the number of additional new houses for which sanction and notification of the grant which will be payable have been issued; and if he will segregate in respect of each type of house (by reference to the amount of grant).
Mr. Keyes: (a) Grants under the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts were fully paid during the year 1948 in respect of five houses in County Kildare comprising one four-roomed (grant £60) and four five-roomed houses (grants two at £192 10s. 0d. each; one at £225 and one at £275).
In the year 1949 grants were fully paid in respect of 28 houses comprising two three-roomed (grants £122 10s. 0d. and £125); nine four-roomed (grants seven at £175 each and two at £225 each) and 17 five-roomed houses (grants 15 at £275 each, one at £260, and one at £225).
During the present year, grants have been fully paid to date in respect of 50 houses, comprising one three-roomed (grant £122 10s. 0d.); 17 four-roomed (grants nine at £225 each; one at £235; one at £220; one at £180; four at £175 and one at £122) and 32 five-roomed houses (grants four at £285 each; 26 at £275 each; one at £270 and one at £165).
(b) In addition instalments of grants have been paid in respect of 43 houses, comprising four three-roomed (grants one at £87 10s. 0d.; one at £135 and two at £125 each); 14 four-roomed (grants seven at £175 each; one at £185 and six at £225 each) and 25 five-roomed houses (grants one at £285; 23 at £275 each and one at £235).
(c) The number of additional new houses in respect of which grants have been allocated but no payment has yet been made is 66, comprising seven three-roomed (grants two at £135 each, four at £125 each and one at £115); 26 four-roomed (grants 19 at £175 each and seven at £185 each) and 33 five-roomed houses (grants 14 at £285 each; 17 at £275 each and two at £225 each).
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