Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (365)

Jack Wall

Question:

491 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is entitled to the first-time buyer's grant, in view of the fact that the foundations were poured by 14 November 2002 and the person had entered into a contract to purchase the house prior to the 14 November deadline. [3018/04]

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

Subject to the conditions of the new house grant scheme, which was terminated as and from 14 November 2002, a grant may be approved where a contract to purchase or to build a house was entered into or, in the case of a "self build" house, the foundations were poured on or before 14 November 2002 and the application for the grant was received in my Department on or before 4 December 2002. In this case, a new house grant cannot be allowed as the contract to purchase the house was effected subsequent to 14 November 2002.