Written Answers. - Grant and Mortgage Subsidy Payments.

47.

asked the Minister for the Environment if he will allow payment of a mortgage subsidy to be made to a person (details supplied) in County Waterford who purchased her house in October 1986 but understood that the county council would make the application for her.

There is no record of the receipt of an application for a mortgage subsidy from the person named at the address given. The mortgage subsidy cannot be allowed unless an application had been received in my Department by 6 March 1987.

48.

asked the Minister for the Environment the reason a house improvement grant in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has been decreased; the reason his Department's estimate of the cost of works was reduced having particular regard to the fact that, if anything, the costs have been increased since the original estimate; and when the full grant will be paid.

The proposed works for which the grants in this case were originally approved were revised by the applicant. The overall grants now payable are based on the Department's estimate of the cost of the works actually carried out.