Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (879)

John Perry


1000 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, further to Parliamentary Question No. 293 of 5 November 2003 in relation to the approval of the sewerage scheme in Enniscrone, County Sligo, if he will state the progress made on the water pricing report and other information received in his Department from Sligo County Council in September 2003; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of this scheme in view of the serious problems encountered; if he will sanction approval immediately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2084/04]

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

The Enniscrone sewerage scheme is included in my Department's water services investment programme 2003 — 2005 as a scheme to commence construction in 2004.

My Department is awaiting receipt of additional information requested from Sligo County Council in November 2003 on the water pricing report, the public private partnership applicability report and the preliminary report for the scheme. On receipt of this information further consideration will given to approval of the preliminary report with a view to authorising the council to proceed with the preparation of contract documents for the scheme.