Written Answers. - Budgetary Allocations for Public Housing.

Wednesday, 19 February 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 415 No. 9

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  180.  Mr. Allen  Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen   asked the Minister for the Environment  Information on Michael Smith  Zoom on Michael Smith   if he will outline the amount of money provided for public housing in (a) County Cork, (b) Cork city and (c) to each urban district council in Cork county, for each of the years 1986 to 1991; and if he will make a statement on the matter in the context of whether these allocations were sufficient for the housing needs of those areas.

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Mr. Wallace): Information on Dan Wallace  Zoom on Dan Wallace  I assume the question relates to the capital allocations for the provision of local authority dwellings. I refer to the replies to Questions No. 34 of 4 May 1989, No. 252 of 25 April 1990, No. 69 of 14 March 1991 and No. 129 of 19 November 1991 for information relating to the period 1986-1990.

The final allocations for 1991 to housing authorities in Cork are as follows:

[2486]Housing Authority 1991
Cork Corporation 1,249,000
Cork (North) County Council 1,139,000
Cork (South) County Council 603,000
Cork (West) County Council 221,250
Clonakilty Urban District Council 37,000
Cobh Urban District Council 199,100
Fermoy Urban District Council 47,000
Kinsale Urban District Council 121,600
Macroom Urban District Council 32,700
Mallow Urban District Council 157,000
Midleton Urban District Council 203,000
Skibbereen Urban District Council 57,000
Youghal Urban District Council 258,400

I am satisfied that the availability of houses through construction-acquisition, the occurrence of vacancies in the housing authorities' existing stock, the capital provision for the voluntary housing scheme and the various initiatives under A Plan for Social Housing, if developed to their full potential by the housing authorities, constitute a reasonable response to the housing needs in all areas.

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