Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

718 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of houses in Sarto Park, Naas, County Kildare, have to be demolished under the remedial works schemes; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that officials from Naas Urban District Council are seeking a meeting with officials from his Department with a view to seeking his Department's approval to proceed; if he will direct his officials to meet with the council urgently with a view to finalising proposals and funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1879/99]

The proposals are under examination in my Department and discussions are taking place with council officials. A decision will be issued to the local authority as soon as possible.