Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Local Authorities (Works) Act.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state for the years 1950-51, 1952-53 and 1953-54 in respect of each local authority (a) the amount paid to such authority by way of grant under the Local Authorities (Works) Act and (b) the average number of persons employed in respect of each such authority.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

The following is the statement:—

LOCAL AUTHORITIES (WORKS) ACT, 1949.

Authority

Grants Allocated

Average number of persons employed

1950/51

1952/53

1953/54

1950/51

1952/53

£

£

£

COUNTY COUNCILS:

Carlow

40,000

24,000

20,000

179

43

Cavan

60,000

22,000

16,000

306

77

Clare

75,000

22,000

16,000

353

76

Cork

150,000

49,000

39,000

642

131

Donegal

80,000

22,500

16,000

399

57

Dublin

11,000

3,500

5,700

28

1

Galway

80,000

22,500

16,000

374

66

Kerry

80,000

24,000

16,500

293

83

Kildare

61,000

23,000

16,500

224

61

Kilkenny

60,000

25,000

17,500

159

67

Laois

70,000

29,500

20,000

279

76

Leitrim

62,500

30,000

21,000

352

124

Limerick

75,000

23,000

16,500

351

61

Longford

65,000

36,000

28,370

294

108

Louth

21,200

8,500

9,500

70

15

Mayo

80,000

23,500

16,500

637

128

Meath

94,000

41,000

26,000

503

103

Monaghan

60,000

23,000

16,374

247

49

Offaly

13,000

4,000

9,000

50

12

Roscommon

50,000

15,500

13,000

348

82

Sligo

59,000

25,600

18,500

368

86

Tipperary N.R.

50,000

16,000

13,000

166

37

Tipperary S.R.

63,500

23,500

17,000

253

57

Waterford

50,000

16,000

13,000

205

45

Westmeath

55,000

16,500

13,500

281

62

Wexford

68,000

33,000

21,000

365

46

Wicklow

70,000

27,500

19,000

263

49

COUNTY BOROUGHS:

Cork

2,285

Limerick

2,930

1,395

3,861

27

20

Waterford

2,800

1,000

BOROUGHS:

Clonmel

171

Drogheda

3,258

658

21

Dún Laoghaire

770

1,840

11

7

Galway

2,981

450

1,350

21

10

Kilkenny

1,500

Sligo

912

144

384

8

5

Wexford

3,200

11

URBAN DISTRICT COUNCILS:

An Uaimh

445

160

60

6

7

Athlone

2,142

340

19

8

Ballina

600

180

14

Ballinasloe

472

200

200

8

7

Bray

200

Buncrana

805

400

301

13

11

Bundoran

725

550

440

8

10

Carrickmacross

415

7

Carrick-on-Suir

1,342

455

373

14

7

Cashel

675

9

Castlebar

175

345

500

5

8

Cavan

180

4

Ceanannus Mór

50

6

Clonakilty

732

650

2,000

8

10

Cobh

253

130

880

4

10

Dundalk

3,500

1,000

7

Dungarvan

970

300

927

13

11

Ennis

2,880

12

Enniscorthy

800

300

4

Fermoy

85

145

4

Killarney

730

820

10

Kilrush

950

1,160

11

Kinsale

1,610

280

255

10

8

Listowel

2,530

150

8

Longford

230

70

570

5

8

Macroom

80

115

8

Mallow

1,730

600

925

14

13

Midleton

250

226

8

Nenagh

500

Skibbereen

200

250

280

7

8

Templemore

320

11

Thurles

290

115

4

Tipperary

755

250

25

27

Tralee

1,916

19

Trim

130

7

Westport

45

530

Wicklow

600

400

7

6

Youghal

625

200

1,267

8

5

1. Grant allocations are given, that is, the full amount available for expenditure in the year. The full amount of the grant is generally not paid in the year in which it is allocated.

2. The allocations given in the above table are exclusive of a special allocation to each county council in each year for works ancillary to the land project. The amount of this grant in 1950-51 was £1,000 in each case (£3,000 in the case of Cork County Council), and in 1952-53 and 1953-54, £500 (£1,500 to Cork County Council).

3. Employment particulars, which are furnished by the local authorities, are not yet available for the full year 1953-54.

4. The particulars of employment given above represent in the case of county councils the average on a 12-monthly basis, and in the case of other authorities the average employment on the basis of the number of months during which work was in progress.