Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Grants from Motor Taxation.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he has received a resolution from the Dublin County Council asking for an immediate inquiry into the system of allocation of grants derived from motor taxation, and whether he proposes to institute such an inquiry.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he is aware of the grave dissatisfaction amongst the ratepayers of County Dublin with the system of allocation of grants derived from motor taxation; whether he has received a resolution from the Dublin County Council asking for an immediate inquiry into this system, and whether he proposes to institute such an inquiry.

Some dissatisfaction of the nature indicated has been expressed, but it is not of a general character or greater in degree than that which normally arises elsewhere following an allocation of grants. A copy of the resolution referred to was received. I informed the County Council on the 14th October, 1929, that following previous representations this matter had already received careful inquiry and consideration and had on various occasions been discussed in my Department with local representatives from County Dublin.

Having regard to the fact that from the Minister's answer this dissatisfaction appears to be universal is there not a strong case for setting up an inquiry?

If a limited amount of money is to be distributed over a certain number of local bodies it will come to an end at some particular time and no inquiry in the world will stop the dissatisfaction that will exist in each of the different bodies if they do not get more.