Written Answers. - Louth Housing List Statistics.

392.

asked the Minister for the Environment the number of housing applicants on the housing list of Louth County Council at 1 January 1985; the number of married couples, single parents, separated married couples, male and female, on the list; if he will give the numbers also on the basis of each electoral area within the county council area; and the name and addresses and the date of application of each applicant on the housing list in each electoral area.

My Department issued a questionnaire to local authorities on 14 December 1984 regarding details of housing applicants as at 31 December 1984 and the returns are not yet available. The number of approved housing applicants to Louth County Council as at 31 December 1983 and the categories involved, as indicated to my Department, are as follows:

Total No. of approved applications

Single parent families

Other families

392

8

296

When the corresponding information for 31 December 1984 is received in my Department I will have it supplied to the Deputy. I do not have any information in regard to numbers of separated married couples, numbers of applicants in individual electoral areas or the details requested in respect of each applicant in each electoral area.