Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (823)

Michael Ring

Question:

939 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the funding given to the Western Health Board for the special housing aid for the elderly scheme in 2003; the number of people who applied for funding in that year; the number of applications granted and the amount of funding which was paid out. [1352/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

A total of €2,590,000 for the operation of the scheme was allocated to the Western Health Board for 2003. On the basis of returns furnished by the board for the period 1 January to 30 June 2003, the latest date for which figures are available, a total of 970 applications were on hand, 553 jobs were completed and €1,363,711 was expended.

Information in relation to activity for the remainder of 2003 is currently awaited from the Board and will be sent to the Deputy when it is available.

Question No. 940 answered with QuestionNo. 938.