Written Answers. - Housing Grants.

Tuesday, 3 March 1959

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 173 No. 3

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Mr. Manley: Information on Tadhg Manley  Zoom on Tadhg Manley  asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state the amount of State grants paid for housing in each year from 1945 to 1957, inclusive.

Mr. Blaney: Information on Neil T.C. Blaney  Zoom on Neil T.C. Blaney  The grants paid by the Department of Local Government within the period, comprising (a) grants to private persons and public utility societies for the provision of new houses; (b) grants to local authorities for the provision of “reserved” houses or for “better-class” houses; (c) grants to private persons for the reconstruction, repair or improvement of existing houses or the provision of water supply or sewerage facilities in existing houses; and (d) recoupments to local authorities in respect of grants paid by them to private persons for the provision of additional accommodation where a member of the family is suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis or for the erection of new houses for letting, were as follows:—

Financial year. Payments.
1945-46 29,959
1946-47 44,570
1947-48 60,346
1948-49 341,624
1949-50 1,087,729
1950-51 1,694,555
1951-52 1,615,031
1952-53 1,828,949
1953-54 1,808,839
1954-55 2,022,126
1955-56 2,248,953
1956-57 2,170,557
1957-58 1,529,372

NOTE.—The foregoing figures relate to capital grants for housing other than local authority housing for letting. They do not include contributions to the loan charges of housing authorities nor the analogous payments from the Transition Development Fund in the early post-war years.

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