Written Answers. - Electricity Generation.

Michael Creed

Question:

98 Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Public Enterprise the reason her Department has not finalised with the ESB the issue of grant aid for new or additional supplies of electricity in disadvantaged areas. [22276/98]

There is no change in the operation of the farm electrification grants scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to subsidise the installation of electricity to farms which previously had no supply or where supply is inadequate, in order to facilitate the development and modernisation of farms in disadvantaged areas of the country.