Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Development Fund.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will furnish details of the total amounts allocated to each local authority from the National Development Fund up to the end of February, 1954, and particulars of the schemes for which these amounts were sanctioned.

A grant of £1,000,000 has been made available from the National Development Fund to the Road Fund and approximately the full amount of this has been allocated to local authorities for road works. A further sum of £38,100 out of the Gaeltacht allocation from the National Development Fund has been allocated to certain county councils for road works in the Fíor Ghaeltacht areas. Details of these grants are given on a table which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, will be circulated with the Official Report. A sum of £100,000 granted from the National Development Fund for schemes under the Local Authorities (Works) Act, 1949, has enabled increased grants for these works for the current financial year to be allocated; this sum has not been allocated to particular schemes. A sum slightly short of £300,000 has also been allocated to local authorities for urban employment schemes out of the National Development Fund grant for employment schemes for the current financial year.

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND.

ADDITIONAL GRANTS FOR ROAD WORKS.

Authority

Road Fund

Gaeltacht Allocation

Total

£

£

£

Carlow County Council

25,000

25,000

Cavan County Council

35,000

35,000

Clare County Council

45,000

45,000

Cork County Council

90,000

90,000

Donegal County Council

28,000

14,500

42,500

Dublin County Council

30,000

30,000

Galway County Council

36,200

13,800

50,000

Kerry County Council

35,000

5,000

40,000

Kildare County Council

65,000

65,000

Kilkenny County Council

25,000

25,000

Laoighis County Council

45,000

45,000

Leitrim County Council

30,000

30,000

Limerick County Council

42,500

42,500

Longford County Council

30,000

30,000

Louth County Council

7,000

7,000

Mayo County Council

20,200

4,800

25,000

Meath County Council

42,500

42,500

Monaghan County Council

42,500

42,500

Offaly County Council

25,000

25,000

Roscommon County Council

37,500

37,500

Sligo County Council

25,000

25,000

Tipperary N.R. County Council

30,000

30,000

Tipperary S.R. County Council

30,000

30,000

Waterford County Council

30,000

30,000

Westmeath County Council

23,500

23,500

Wexford County Council

28,000

28,000

Wicklow County Council

30,000

30,000

Dún Laoghaire Corporation

66,662

66,662

TOTAL

999,562

38,100

1,037,662