Written Answers. - Grants to Local Bodies.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health to state the amounts of the various grants paid to each county council for each of the financial years ended the 31st March, 1931 and 1932, and the amounts deducted from each in respect of unpaid Land Commission annuities for those years.

It is presumed that the information required by the Deputy has reference only to the Local Taxation Grants which are hypothecated to the Guarantee Fund in connection with land purchase. The following statement shows the amounts of such grants paid to the County Councils for the years ended 31st March, 1931 and 1932, and the net amounts deducted therefrom in connection with land purchase operations.

Agricultural Grant (including Additional Supplementary Grant of £750,000 payable in 1931/32).

1930-31

1931-32

AUTHORITY

Amount Paid.

Amount Deducted.

Amount Paid.

Amount Deducted.

County Councils:

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

Carlow

20,503

3

2

2,171

16

10

29,973

1

11

5,152

18

1

Cavan

31,793

0

0

——

49,984

13

0

4,547

7

0

Clare

60,390

0

0

——

88,211

2

9

5,840

17

3

Cork

150,289

0

0

——

226,746

17

11

15,162

2

1

Donegal

41,876

0

0

——

76,094

7

6

2,528

12

6

Dublin

39,437

13

0

——

64,876

6

8

2,496

6

4

Galway

61,919

7

3

1,263

12

9

106,433

11

6

2,791

8

6

Kerry

53,614

14

7

139

5

5

84,973

3

3

8,738

16

9

Kildare

28,920

1

8

2,560

18

4

44,811

5

8

5,528

14

4

Kilkenny

48,669

6

5

2,736

13

7

73,054

10

2

5,468

9

10

Laoighis

29,614

8

8

1,125

11

4

41,890

4

2

6,472

15

10

Leitrim

20,153

15

11

429

4

1

35,204

10

7

490

9

5

Limerick

81,085

4

3

1,024

15

9

104,797

1

0

18,691

19

0

Longford

19,271

7

1

350

12

11

29,608

8

0

2,338

12

0

Louth

25,567

0

0

——

42,102

0

1

1,198

19

11

Mayo

46,476

0

0

——

81,504

1

5

6,286

18

7

Meath

55,313

11

4

3,797

8

8

85,823

10

7

1,579

9

5

Monaghan

26,774

0

0

——

44,152

19

9

1,104

0

3

Offaly

29,557

0

8

389

19

4

40,965

13

0

6,518

7

0

Roscommon

36,549

2

3

518

17

9

58,968

7

11

2,664

12

1

Sligo

28,107

0

0

——

47,044

14

5

932

5

7

Tipperary N.R.

37,334

0

0

——

50,867

6

11

7,412

13

1

Tipperary S.R.

55,193

12

11

546

7

1

79,382

7

7

6,441

12

5

Waterford

39,386

0

0

——

56,277

6

6

3,501

13

6

Westmeath

33,735

4

6

1,368

15

6

49,309

15

10

5,603

4

2

Wexford

47,586

5

2

503

14

10

64,759

6

10

13,255

13

2

Wicklow

27,091

6

0

201

14

0

41,757

6

2

3,013

13

10

TOTAL

1,176,207

4

10

19,129

8

2

1,799,574

1

1

145,762

11

11

ESTATE DUTY GRANT.

1930-31

1931-32(Payment on a/c only).

AUTHORITY.

Amount paid.

Amount deducted.

Amount paid.

Amount deducted.

County Councils:

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

Carlow

313

11

6

1,003

12

8

Nil

1,019

13

11

Cavan

819

4

7

1,373

8

7

1,697

8

3

Clare

1,961

18

8

2,110

12

11

3,152

14

6

Cork

4,317

2

3

6,586

17

2

8,435

6

4

Donegal

2,778

2

2

1,158

6

10

3,047

6

11

Dublin

1,978

17

1

3,791

19

8

3,824

18

2

Galway

1,054

14

1

3,375

13

10

3,429

14

5

Kerry

1,132

5

10

3,624

0

7

3,682

0

10

Kildare

525

1

5

1,680

10

9

1,707

8

9

Kilkenny

831

10

0

2,661

6

1

2,703

18

0

Laoighis

535

13

10

1,714

10

11

1,741

19

10

Leitrim

356

6

4

1,140

8

8

1,158

13

8

Limerick

1,120

9

4

3,586

3

8

3,643

11

9

Longford

252

7

3

807

14

4

820

12

11

Louth

1,568

13

11

432

16

6

1,549

9

0

Mayo

1,468

2

0

2,032

0

8

2,709

11

7

Meath

757

12

3

2,424

16

2

2,463

12

5

Monaghan

1,299

7

3

849

7

0

1,663

7

11

Offaly

473

10

9

1,515

12

0

1,539

17

2

Roscommon

615

19

9

1,971

10

9

2,003

1

11

Sligo

844

5

8

1,167

19

10

1,557

15

6

Tipperary N.R.

1,006

1

10

1,452

18

9

1,903

12

7

Tipperary S.R.

808

17

0

2,588

15

11

2,630

4

11

Waterford

1,907

13

6

1,014

7

10

2,260

6

5

Westmeath

485

4

3

1,552

19

4

1,577

16

7

Wexford

750

8

0

2,401

14

10

2,440

3

7

Wicklow

516

8

8

1,652

18

3

1,679

7

5

TOTALS

30,479

9

2

55,673

4

6

66,043

15

3

Of the sum of £30,479 9s. 2d. paid to County Councils (including urban districts) for the year ended 31st March, 1931, a sum of £5,224 3s. 9d. was issued in August, 1931, as Agricultural Grant for the year ended 31st March, 1931, thus reducing the sum of £19,129 8s. 2d. (deducted in March, 1931) to £13,905 4s. 5d.; the amount shown as having been deducted from Estate Duty Grant at March, 1931, being correspondingly increased.