Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (287)

Paul Kehoe


287. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a water conservation grant for persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7608/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Statutory Instrument 434 of 2015 provided for the extension of the deadline for the submission of a completed application for the Water Conservation Grant to the Department of Social Protection from 8th October 2015 to 22nd October 2015.

An application was made in respect of the details provided for the first named person and property using the online application system available at that time. This payment was made to that person’s nominated account on 30th September 2015. However, there is no record of an application having been made in respect of the details provided for the second named person prior to the deadline of 22nd October 2015. With regard to WPRN and account numbers, these details were provided by Irish Water to each householder when they registered with it. Irish Water should be able to give these details again to the persons concerned on request.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.