Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Labourers' Cottages

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state in respect of each county board of health district the average building cost, the average all-in cost, the average capital cost borne by the State, and the average capital cost borne by the local authorities of the labourers' cottages erected in the last financial year for which the information is available, and the average rent payable by the occupiers of such cottages.

The reply takes the form of a tabular statement, which will appear in the Official Report.

Following is the reply:—

The following statement shows in respect of each County Health District (1) the average building cost of labourers' cottages; (2) the average all-in cost of labourers' cottages; (3) the average capital cost to be borne by the State.

(1)

(2)

(3)

COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT

Average building cost of labourers' cottages

Average all-in cost of labourers' cottages

Average capital cost to be borne by the State

£

£

£

CARLOW

233

300

180

CAVAN

239

300

180

CLARE

234

304

180

CORK NORTH

228

300

180

CORK SOUTH

226

310

180

CORK WEST

229

300

180

DONEGAL

250

300

180

DUBLIN

277

350

180

GALWAY

210

323

180

KERRY

224

300

180

KILDARE

243

300

180

KILKENNY

235

300

180

LAOIGHIS

245

300

180

LEITRIM

227

300

180

LIMERICK

232

274

164

LONGFORD

222

300

180

LOUTH

236

300

180

MAYO

249

263

158

MEATH

243

300

180

MONAGHAN

221

300

180

OFFALY

206

256

154

ROSCOMMON

255

300

180

SLIGO

242

300

180

TIPPERARY NORTH

233

280

168

TIPPERARY SOUTH

235

300

180

WATERFORD

245

300

180

WESTMEATH

231

281

169

WEXFORD

252

300

180

WICKLOW

248

300

180

Total average for An Saorstát

236

298

177

The capital cost borne by local authorities is 40 per cent. of the all-in cost, where the cost does not exceed £300 per cottage, subject to the application of receipts from tenants over and above the cost incurred by the local authorities on management and upkeep. Where the all-in cost exceeds £300 per cottage the excess over this figure is an additional charge on the local authorities.

The average weekly rent payable by the tenants is 4/- in Dublin County and 2/- for the remainder of An Saorstát.