Written Answers. - Office Blocks and Car Parks.

85.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

The cost of renting or the allocating of accommodation is a matter for the body concerned and I have no function in the matter.

86.

asked the Minister for Health if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

The bodies under the aegis of my Department which rent office accommodation and the annual rents paid are as follows:

Hospital Library Council

£335

Voluntary Health Insurance Board

£1,340 in the aggregate for Provincial Offices (3)

Medico Social Research Board

£2,030

Mass Radiography Board

£1,055

National Drugs Advisory Board

£2,100

Bord na Radharcmhastóirí

£800

Medical Registration Council

£270

Committee on Dental Caries and Fluorides

£400

None of the bodies rents grounds or land for use as car parks but one body, Bord na Radharcmhastóirí rents a garage at £60 per annum for use by a member of its staff.

87.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power if he will state, in respect of semi-State and other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

The renting of office accommodation and lands by the State sponsored bodies is a matter falling within the responsibility of each of the bodies concerned. Information on the rents payable or on the use made of rented lands is not available in my Department.

88.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

asked the Minister for Labour if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

An Chomhairle Oiliúna is the only semi-State body under the aegis of my Department which occupies an office block. It is not the practice to disclose the rent paid for a particular office block. The rent paid is inclusive of space for car parking. The car park is used by the occupants of the office block, by members of the various committees involved in industrial training and by members of the public doing business with AnCO.

90.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

I have no function in regard to the rents paid for office accommodation and car parts or in regard to arrangements for car parking by the State-sponsored bodies under the aegis of my Department. These are matters of day-to-day administration by the bodies concerned and, while the bodies were set up as instruments of national policy, they must be assured of freedom in day-to-day affairs to enable them to operate efficiently.

91.

asked the Minister for the Gaeltacht if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

Tuigtear dom nach ngabhann aon ghlanchostas le cóiríocht den saghas sin.

92.

asked the Minister for Education if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

There are no semi-State bodies operating under the aegis of my Department.

No body or concern operating under the Department incurs any expense in respect of the renting of office accommodation or car parks.

93.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

I have no function in these matters which would be for the bodies themselves.

94.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or lands used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

The cost of renting office accommodation and other ground or land used as car parks is a matter for the bodies concerned and I have no function in the matter.

95.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state, in respect of semi-State and any other bodies or concerns under the aegis of his Department, the rent paid for (a) office blocks and (b) other grounds or land used as car parks; and if he will state in respect of (b) whose cars are parked there.

The following is the information requested:

An Foras Forbartha

(a) Rent paid for office blocks— £30,000 per annum.

(b) The rent paid for office accommodation includes services, and there is no separate charge for car parking facilities.

National Building Agency

(a) Nil.

(b) Nil.

The car parks are used by directors and staff of these bodies, members of committees and working parties, and visitors.