Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 17 May 1983

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 342 No. 7

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622.

Mr. N. Treacy: Information on Noel Treacy  Zoom on Noel Treacy  asked the Minister for the Environment the reason a housing reconstruction grant has not been paid to [1272] a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and when it will be paid.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  A grant of £600 was paid to the person named on 20 July 1982 and the payable order was cashed on 27 July 1982.

623.

Mr. H. Byrne: Information on Hugh Byrne  Zoom on Hugh Byrne  asked the Minister for the Environment when he will pay a new house grant to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford whose house has been fully completed and occupied.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  A grant will be paid when an inspection establishes that the house has been satisfactorily completed and occupied and that all the conditions applying to the grant scheme have been complied with. The inspection will be carried out as soon as possible.

624.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  asked the Minister for the Environment whether home improvement grants will be made available in certain emergency cases without prior inspection; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  Prior inspection has been an essential and integral part of the scheme since it was introduced in October 1981 and expanded in April 1982. While it is not possible to depart from the prior inspection requirement in individual cases, I am examining the possibility of making special inspection arrangements in emergency cases.


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