Cunningham, Liam

Wednesday, 1 March 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 259 No. 5

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kerry Housing.

I approved Kerry County Council's proposals for a scheme of five houses at Fenit on 13th January, 1972. The council's application for sanction to a loan is under consideration and a decision on it wi...More Button

A proposal to build this scheme by direct labour was submitted by Kerry County Council in August, 1971. Following discussions between technical advisers of my Department and of the council, it was ag...More Button

A proposal by Kerry County Council to construct this scheme by direct labour was received in my Department and is being examined. My decision on it will be given shortly.More Button

On the 17th January, 1972 I approved a proposal by Kerry County Council to build this scheme by direct labour. A decision will be given as soon as possible on the council's application for a loan to ...More Button

On 13th January, 1972 I approved a proposal by Kerry County Council to build this scheme by direct labour. A decision will be given as soon as possible on the council's application for a loan to fina...More Button

I have approved a proposal, which was received in my Department on 14th February, 1972, to extend the terms of appointment of the county council's consultant architect to cover a scheme of 18 houses a...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Waterford Houses.

I have approval last December to the county council's proposals for this scheme. It is a matter for the housing authority to have work on it started.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Tenant Purchase Scheme.

The purpose of the housing aids referred to by the Deputy is to encourage persons who can afford to do so to provide their own houses.More Button

No. What I have said is that all the facilities are available after a period of five years and I do not intend to change that.More Button

There is a 100 per cent loan available——More Button

It is not proposed to change the legislation.More Button

They are well looked after in local authority housing schemes and with grant-aided and loan-aided houses.More Button

If certain conditions are complied with, what I have said is so.More Button

I am not going to go through them now—— (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin CPOs.

This Order is at present under consideration in my Department and my decision thereon will be conveyed as soon as possible.More Button

That is not correct. The land involved has two aspects to it. First, there are objections to compulsory purchase to one section but not to the other.More Button

There are two objectors here and the inspector who carried out the oral hearing reported to the Department in February of this year. The report is under consideration. I am sorry, my original supplem...More Button

The report is with the Department and we shall give a decision on it as soon as possible.More Button

I assume that the question refers to the Dublin County Council Compulsory Purchase (Housing Act 1966) No. 1 Order 1969. The unopposed portion of this compulsory purchase order was confirmed by me on ...More Button

No, this one is not because the school is to be located on the section of the land in respect of which agreement was reached and in respect of which compulsory purchase was not, therefore, necessary.More Button

I am giving the Deputy the facts.More Button

The Deputy is not prepared to accept the facts.More Button

The proposal is to build a school on part of the land which is not now the subject of a compulsory purchase order.More Button

That does not mean anything so far as my reply is concerned.More Button

There are at present 16 compulsory purchase orders from Dublin County Council before my Department. In four of these action has been deferred at the request of the local authority.More Button

Four of them have been withdrawn.More Button

No, two of them were withdrawn at the request of the owners and two at the request of the local authority.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Swimming Pools.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 43, 44 and 45 together. Proposals from Dublin Corporation for the construction of indoor, heated swimming pools, measuring 25...More Button

This is a package deal and the one at Ballymun will take 150 spectators. I am afraid I cannot give the exact measures.More Button

I do not know where the pool is to be sited.More Button

A decision will be taken fairly soon.More Button

Very shortly.More Button

The total cost of the three is £134,000.More Button

I will send the information to the Deputy.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Westmeath Road Grants.

Arterial road grants have been replaced by the national primary roads improvement and upkeep grants. It is a condition of the grant that improvement works shall be selected in consultation with the D...More Button

The question related to national primary roads. So far as finance is concerned, under this heading the grant to the county council concerned for 1970-71 was £70,000 and in 1971-72 it was £90,000.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Athlone Roadside Lighting.

I have not refused permission as stated. Westmeath County Council have been advised that there is no objection in principle to their proposal for the provision of traffic route lighting at the Techno...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Invalid Vehicle Tax.

The exemption granted by section 43 of the Finance Act, 1968 in respect of vehicles specially constructed or adapted for the use of invalids as drivers applies only where the invalid is wholly or almo...More Button

I will look into the case.More Button

The regulation provides for exemption in the case of a vehicle specially constructed or specially adapted and, if a car is adapted for the use of such a person, then exemption can be given; the Deputy...More Button

Because there is no guarantee that it will not be used by others.More Button

When it is specially adapted and owned and used by an invalid, then it should qualify.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Road Fund Revenue.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 49 and 50 together. The figures for gross proceeds from motor vehicle duties are contained in the annual reports of the Compt...More Button

I am not so aware.More Button

The information I referred to is available in the Library.More Button

The figures for the dates I have given are available.More Button

I said the information is available in two different documents which are available in the Library.More Button

The Deputy can go and do some homework.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authority Expenditure.

I propose, with your permission a Cheann Comhairle, to take Questions Nos. 51 and 52 together. The percentages of county councils' expenditure met from State grants and rates in 1970-71 were 63.6 and ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Planning Officers.

As the qualifications required for posts as planning officers in local authorities are of a professional nature, permanent appointments to these offices are made on the recommendation of the Local Ap...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - McKinsey Report Cost.

The final cost of the report has not yet been determined. It is the intention to publish the report at an early date.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Bay Dumping.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 55 and 56 together. Any action to be taken in regard to such an incident is fundamentally for the local authority, operating ...More Button

I am afraid my reply refers to one dumping incident——More Button

——by one firm which was investigated. If the Deputy has in mind other incidents——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Concrete Plant Erection.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 57, 58 and 59 together. The approval which was granted subject to conditions by my predecessor on 8th February, 1967, for the...More Button


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