Patrick D. Harte

Question:

228 Mr. Harte asked the Minister for the Environment the number of new house grants paid to people in County Donegal in each year since 1970.

Patrick D. Harte

Question:

227 Mr. Harte asked the Minister for the Environment the number of house improvement grants paid to people in County Donegal in each year since 1970.

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Patrick D. Harte

Question:

229 Mr. Harte asked the Minister for the Environment the number of local authority houses, excluding demountable dwellings, which have been built in County Donegal in each year since 1970.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 227, 228 and 229 together.

The information requested relating to local authority housing and house improvement grants is contained in the Department's Bulletins of Housing Statistics covering the relevant period; these are available in the Oireachtas Library. The statistics in the bulletins for local authority housing are inclusive of demountable dwellings; separate figures for these dwellings are not readily available in the Department.

Details of new house grant payments in the form requested are readily available only from 1982 onwards, and are as follows:

New House Grants paid in County Donegal*

1982

350

1983

510

1984

493

1985

485

1986

480

1987

519

1988

388

1989

339

* Some houses would have qualified for more than one grant, e.g. £2,000 first time purchasers grant and £2,250 "builders" grant.