Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Thursday, 28 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 591 No. 2

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  393.  Mr. Timmins  Information on Billy Timmins  Zoom on Billy Timmins   asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government  Information on Dick Roche  Zoom on Dick Roche   the position in relation to the essential repairs grant which is administered by local authorities (details supplied); the works which are included and those which are not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26740/04]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Mr. N. Ahern): Information on Noel Ahern  Zoom on Noel Ahern  The administration of the shared ownership scheme is a matter for individual local authorities. Authorities must assess each application under the scheme on its merits and must have regard, inter alia, to the ability of applicants to manage the mortgage and rental commitments arising from a shared ownership transaction. It should normally be possible for this criterion to be satisfied by a range of different employment tenures.


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