Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rural Electrification.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will indicate what development the Electricity Supply Board intend carrying out under the rural electrification scheme in the West Cork area in the current year.

I am informed by the Electricity Supply Board that work on the erection of networks has commenced in the Schull and Barryroe areas, and is expected to be completed about the end of October, 1951. The development of the Castletownbere area will then be undertaken and the board hope to have this area completed in the spring of 1952.