Written Answers. - Housing Statistics.

Thursday, 16 May 1957

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 161 No. 11

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Mr. O'Malley: Information on Donogh O'Malley  Zoom on Donogh O'Malley  asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state in respect of each 1st January from 1953 to 1957, inclusive, (a) the number of houses under construction by local authorities, (b) the number under construction by private enterprise, (c) the number of men employed in house building by local authorities, and (d) the number employed on private enterprise housing.

Mr. Smith: Information on Patrick Smith  Zoom on Patrick Smith  (a) The number of houses under construction by local authorities was

at 1st January, 1953 7,391 [1499]houses
,, 1st January, 1954 6,403 ,,
,, 1st January, 1955 5,822 ,,
,, 1st January, 1956 5,711 ,,
,, 1st January, 1957 4,904 ,,

(b) Figures showing the number of houses under construction by private enterprise at any date are not available. The following figures show the number of new houses on the dates mentioned in respect of which grants had been allocated but payment had not been made in full

at 1st January, 1953 7,636 houses
,, 1st January, 1954 7,195 ,,
,, 1st January, 1955 8,671 ,,
,, 1st January, 1956 9,775 ,,
,, 1st January, 1957 8,860 ,,

(c) The number of men employed in house building by local authorities was

at 1st January, 1953 8,632
,, 1st January, 1954 7,883
,, 1st January, 1955 6,031
,, 1st January, 1956 6,391
,, 1st January, 1957 4,995

(d) Information is not available as to the number of men employed on the building operations of private persons.


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