Smith, Michael

Tuesday, 29 March 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 440 No. 7

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Written Answers. - St. Patrick's Day Celebrations.

Was asked: the usage of the Government jet by him or the Ministers of State at his Department and official parties in respect of St. Patrick's Day assignments; the travel arrangements where the Government jet wa...More Button

Was asked: whether he attended St. Patrick's Day or other celebration overseas recently; the location which he visited; the number, rank and status of each of his entourage; the mode of transport used; the numbe...More Button

Was asked: the number of members of the permanent Civil Service who accompanied him on his recent trips abroad; the number, rank and status of those other than the permanent service who travelled; the reason the...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 141, 150 and 152 together. I refer to my reply to Question No. 53 of 23 March 1994. Scheduled airline flights were used in the course of my recent attendance, and tha...More Button

Written Answers. - Waiting Period for Driving Tests.

Was asked: the average waiting time for a driving test in Cork city; if he proposes to appoint driving examiners; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The waiting period for a driving test in Cork at present is about six weeks which is the average waiting period for the country as a whole. An earlier test can be arranged for persons who require it ...More Button

Written Answers. - Window Replacement Programme.

Was asked: if he will ensure that sufficient funds are supplied to extend the window replacement programme at a complex (details supplied).More Button

Written Answers. - Overdraft Interest.

Was asked: the amount of overdraft interest approved by him for each rating authority for the last year for which completed statistics are available.More Button

While my Department approves maximum limits for local authority overdraft facilities, the amount of interest in any individual case depends on the level of overdraft required from day-to-day and falls...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be paid his new house grant.More Button

Written Answers. - Mountmellick (Laois) Sewerage Scheme.

Was asked: when work will commence on the Mountmellick sewerage scheme, County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Contract documents for this scheme are under consideration in my Department. Having regard to the existing level of commitments under the water services programme, I cannot indicate when a decision m...More Button

Written Answers. - County Sligo Water Supply Scheme.

Was asked: when sanction will be given to Stage III of the Lough Talt regional supply scheme, County Sligo, which envisages an extension of the Lough Talt supply to serve the town of Ballymote, County Sligo, and...More Button

Having regard to the existing level of commitments under the water services programme, I cannot indicate when a decision may be made in this case.More Button

Written Answers. - Funding for Proposed Bridge.

Was asked: if he intends to provide funding for the construction of the proposed new bridge across the Shannon, Hartley Bridge, which connects County Leitrim with County Roscommon; if he is considering a joint p...More Button

It is a matter for the local authorities concerned to carry out any works required to Hartley Bridge and to meet the cost from their own resources, supplemented by the road grants provided annually by...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Costs.

Was asked: the total number of mobile telephones issued to persons in his office or those of his Ministers of State in the past 15 months; the rank of each user; if each user has a telephone allowance; the entir...More Button

Was asked: the cost, if any, in respect of travel and accommodation for programme managers, advisers, assistants or others attached to his office in the past 15 months; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 149 and 151 together. The cost of staffing and overheads in respect of my office and the offices of the Ministers of State at my Department amounted to £775,000 in 199...More Button

Written Answers. - Wicklow Fire Service.

Was asked: if he will approve funding for the purchase by Wicklow County Council of a hydraulic platform for Bray fire brigade as sought by Wicklow County Council.More Button

Was asked: if he will sanction the purchase by Wicklow County Council of four new water tenders as sought in the year 1992.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 153 and 155 together.More Button

Was asked: if he will grant approval to Wicklow County Council to proceed to contract document/tender stage in relation to fire stations in Blessington and Wicklow town, County Wicklow.More Button

Documentation submitted by Wicklow County Council in relation to the provision of new fire stations in Wicklow and Blessington is currently under examination in my Department. Replies will issue to t...More Button

Written Answers. - Mohill (Leitrim) Building Refurbishment.

Was asked: when a grant to Leitrim County Council will be sanctioned in respect of the refurbishment and stocking of the former Teagasc centre, Mohill, County Leitrim, as a library.More Button

Approval has been given to Leitrim County Council to invite tenders for the refurbishment of the former Teagasc building in Mohill as a branch library and for the acquisition of bookstock. Payment of...More Button

Written Answers. - Oriel Street (Dublin) Building Refurbishment.

Was asked: when he will provide sanction to Dublin Corporation for the refurbishment of No. 1 Oriel Street, Dublin 1, as part of the Sheriff Street redevelopment.More Button

Written Answers. - Tenant Purchase Scheme.

Was asked: the number of tenants, and the percentage in each local authority area, who have applied to purchase their dwelling under the tenant purchase scheme; the number of sales completed in each case; and if...More Button

Written Answers. - Group Water Scheme Grant.

Was asked: if he will review the decision to refuse a grant to the Kilkerley group water scheme for the provision of an ultraviolet light treatment system; the plans, if any, he has to allow for such payment; an...More Button

The unit cost of the maintenance and renewal works involved in this case are below the level eligible for grant assistance.More Button

Written Answers. - Kerry Central Regional Water Scheme.

Was asked: when he intends to provide the necessary finance to enable stage four of the Kerry central regional water scheme to be completed.More Button

Contract documents for Stage 4 of the Listowel regional water scheme are under consideration in my Department. The question of funding for this scheme is being examined at present in the context of th...More Button

Written Answers. - Oughterard (Galway) Water Scheme.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in approving grants for the Lakeshore Road group water scheme, Oughterard, County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer to the reply to Question No. 122 of 27 October, 1993. The position is unchanged.More Button


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