Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rates Collection.

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asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state in respect of each local rating authority in the State for the last financial year for which returns are available (a) the percentage of rates collected and lodged as against the total nett demand and (b) the percentage cost of collection, including administration.

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 information at (a) is given for the year ended 31st March, 1961, in respect of County Councils and County Borough Corporations. In the case of Urban District Councils, particulars are given in respect of the year ended 31st March, 1960, as full particulars are not yet available for the year ended 31st March, 1961.

Following is the information.

Local Authority

Percentage of total rate warrants collected in year ended 31st March, 1961

%

County Councils:

Carlow

99.602

Cavan

91.256

Clare

98.782

Cork

96.662

Donegal

96.415

Dublin

97.911

Galway

95.537

Kerry

90.906

Kildare

97.713

Kilkenny

99.513

Laoighis

99.608

Leitrim

97.245

Limerick

97.020

Longford

94.375

Louth

98.936

Mayo

96.083

Meath

98.788

Monaghan

94.786

Offaly

99.263

Roscommon

98.430

Sligo

97.216

Tipperary N.R.

99.511

Tipperary S.R.

98.884

Waterford

98.072

Westmeath

98.052

Wexford

98.482

Wicklow

97.519

County Borough Corporations:

Cork

94.842

Dublin

96.373

Limerick

91.157

Waterford

95.882

Urban District Councils

(For year ended 31st March, 1960)

An Uaimh

98.945

Arklow

90.214

Athlone

94.615

Athy

98.125

Ballina

89.438

Ballinasloe

96.008

Birr

98.351

Bray

96.681

Buncrana

96.782

Bundoran

92.656

Carlow

96.970

Carrickmacross

94.589

Carrick-on-Suir

96.798

Cashel

91.898

Castlebar

94.540

Castleblayney

93.412

Cavan

93.622

Ceanannus Mór

93.261

Clonakilty

99.544

Clones

89.375

Clonmel

93.399

Cobh

75.887

Drogheda

98.205

Dundalk

98.888

Dungarvan

97.022

Dún Laoghaire

98.193

Ennis

90.478

Enniscorthy

98.207

Fermoy

92.964

Galway

98.530

Kilkenny

96.197

Killarney

93.310

Kilrush

88.337

Kinsale

90.109

Letterkenny

97.455

Listowel

90.091

Longford

92.559

Macroom

93.591

Mallow

88.956

Midleton

98.300

Monaghan

97.019

Naas

99.669

Nenagh

93.125

New Ross

96.309

Skibbereen

97.288

Sligo

96.186

Templemore

95.655

Thurles

95.632

Tipperary

84.841

Tralee

91.025

Trim

99.273

Tullamore

98.277

Westport

87.451

Wexford

96.015

Wicklow

94.316

Youghal

91.578

The information requested at (b) is not available in my Department.