asked the Minister for Local Government who is the ultimate deciding authority regarding the rate of grant to be awarded under section 16 of the Housing Act, 1966 to applicants in the lower income bracket.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Grants.
The deciding authority regarding the rate of such grant is the Minister for Local Government.
The Minister must be aware that the applicants are not told for nearly a year whether they are entitled to higher grants or not. What is the cause of the hold-up? I could name several cases where people have been told that they are getting the lower grants where they are entitled to higher grants.
If the Deputy will let me have the names of applicants for grants in whose cases he feels there has been undue delay I shall see what I can do to expedite payment.
I shall give the Minister a number of names.
They will be very welcome.