CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - RESPONSIBILITY FOR RATES.

DOMHNALL O MUIRGHEASA

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he is now in a position to state when he proposes to introduce legislation to make provision for transferring the responsibility for payment of rates in respect of houses of a certain valuation from the tenant to the landlord.

I intended to introduce this Bill during the present session. Owing, however, to pressure of other more urgent measures it may not be possible to bring it before An Dáil until after Easter.

Is the Minister aware of the state of chaos that prevails all over the country in connection with the collection of rates?

I am well aware of it.