Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (326)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

411 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if his Department has accepted as valid, applications for new house grants submitted after 4 December, 2002 where contracts have been signed prior to that date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6683/04]

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

The new house grant scheme was terminated as and from 14 November 2002. However, subject to the conditions of the scheme, 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 my Department received a grant application on or before 4 December 2002. Applications submitted after that date have not beenaccepted.