Adjournment Debate. - Land Transfers.

Thursday, 16 October 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 572 No. 5

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  187.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for the Environment Heritage and Local Government  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the total funds accruing directly or indirectly to the national or local exchequer arising from the transfer of land by the various local authorities in the greater Dublin area to private developers; if the local government auditor has made comments in relation to such a project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23774/03]

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  Provisions governing the disposal of land by a local authority are set out in section 211 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 and section 183 of the Local Government Act 2001. Decisions regarding disposal of land are primarily a matter for each individual authority. The consent of the Minister is required only required where the price or rent obtained for the land is not the best reasonably obtainable. All money arising from the disposal of land is retained by the authority concerned and I have no information regarding income from land disposals by individual local authorities.

I am not aware of any comments relating to specific land disposals in recent local government auditors reports in respect of the local authorities in the greater Dublin area.


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