Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (211)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

208 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the reason a new house grant has not been granted to persons (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27638/04]

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

Subject to the other 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 built house, where 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 particular case, a new house grant cannot be allowed as the contract to purchase the house was effected subsequent to 14 November 2002.