Written Answers. - Housing Statistics.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state, in respect of each county and county borough, the number of new houses completed up to 31st March 1946, under the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts, 1932-46—(1) in urban areas (a) by local authorities, (b) by private persons, (c) by public utility societies, and (d) the total number of new houses so completed in urban areas; and (2) the number of new houses completed in rural areas by (a) local authorities, (b) private persons, (c) public utility societies, and (d) the total number of new houses so completed in rural areas; also the gross total of new houses so completed.

The following tables show the number of new houses completed up to 31st March, 1946, under the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts, 1932/46, (1) in each urban area by (a) local authorities, (b) private persons and (c) public utility societies; (2) in each rural area by (a) local authorities, (b) private persons and (c) public utility societies; and (3) a summary of totals of new houses so completed.

HOUSING (FINANCIAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACTS, 1932-46.

NEW HOUSES COMPLETED IN URBAN AREAS.

District

By Local Authorities (a)

By Private Persons (b)

By Public Utility Societies (c)

Total (d)

CARLOW CO.

Carlow

265

39

304

Muine Bheag

90

2

92

CAVAN CO.

Belturbet

26

11

37

Cavan

92

12

104

Cootehill

40

5

45

CLARE CO.

Ennis

60

87

147

Kilrush

196

8

204

Kilkee

42

20

3

65

CORK CO.

Cork

1,876

276

271

2,423

Clonakilty

40

25

65

Cobh

128

128

Fermoy

103

103

Kinsale

34

2

36

Macroom

78

8

86

Mallow

183

8

191

Midleton

45

2

47

Skibbereen

80

12

92

Youghal

101

40

141

Bandon

22

30

52

Bantry

8

23

31

Passage West

70

70

DONEGAL CO.

Buncrana

58

8

66

Bundoran

24

5

29

Letterkenny

80

8

88

Ballyshannon

80

5

85

DUBLIN CO.

Dublin

13,967

4,824

2,201

20,992

Dún Laoghaire

907

718

1,625

Balbriggan

34

8

42

GALWAY CO.

Ballinasloe

101

28

129

Galway

419

582

1,001

Loughrea

25

10

2

37

Tuam

244

91

8

343

KERRY CO.

Killarney

123

56

179

Listowel

104

52

156

Tralee

451

49

500

KILDARE CO.

Athy

199

1

200.

Naas

127

9

2

138.

Droichead Nua

40

10

2

52

KILKENNY CO.

Kilkenny

411

25

436.

Callan

20

20.

LAOIGHIS CO.

Mountmellick

82

4

86

Portlaoighise

152

13

165.

LIMERICK CO.

Limerick

1,646

363

24

2,033.

Newcastle West

32

25

57

Rathkeale

20

3

23.

LONGFORD CO.

Granard

48

2

50.

Longford

44

7

51

LOUTH CO.

Drogheda

774

50

4

828

Dundalk

769

64

26

859

Ardee

75

9

2

86

MAYO CO.

Ballina

471

59

530.

Castlebar

116

65

9

190

Westport

97

23

120.

MEATH CO.

An Uaimh

168

11

179

Ceannanus Mór

71

4

75

Trim

66

66

MONAGHAN CO.

Carrickmacross

59

11

70

Castleblayney

41

7

48

Clones

118

118

Monaghan

99

14

113

Ballybay

28

1

29

OFFALY CO.

Birr

177

177

Tullamore

224

9

8

241

Edenderry

38

1

39

ROSCOMMON CO.

Boyle

58

5

63

Roscommon

10

6

63

SLIGO CO.

Sligo

735

34

769

TIPPERARY (N.R.) CO.

Nenagh

111

12

123

Templemore

99

10

109

Thurles

288

58

346

TIPPERARY (S.R.) CO.

Carrick-on-Suir

244

2

246

Cashel

114

6

120

Clonmel

368

16

384

Tipperary

270

16

286

Fethard

8

8

WATERFORD CO.

Waterford

838

59

897

Dungarvan

225

46

271

Lismore

4

4

WESTMEATH CO.

Athlone

378

73

451

Mullingar

108

20

2

130

WEXFORD CO.

Enniscorthy

263

2

265

New Ross

123

9

132

Wexford

421

24

445

Gorey

80

18

98

WICKLOW CO.

Arklow

272

6

278

Bray

391

194

585

Wicklow

192

9

201

TOTALS

31,990*

8,478

2,573

43,041

*Including 265 houses built by Local Authorities which do not qualify for subsidy under the 1932 Act.

HOUSING (FINANCIAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACTS, 1932-46

NEW HOUSES COMPLETED IN RURAL AREAS.

County

By Local Authorities (a)

By Private Persons (b)

By Public Utility Societies (c)

Total (d)

Carlow

723

67

2

792

Cavan

325

162

532

1,019

Clare

501

222

650

1,373

Cork

1,529

2,181

631

4,341

Donegal

474

446

412

1,332

Dublin

1,202

2,517

10

3,729

Galway

581

422

1,599

2,602

Kerry

170

500

2,188

2,858

Kildare

1,717

85

156

1,958

Kilkenny

925

155

2

1,082

Laoighis

565

77

129

771

Leitrim

242

177

381

800

Limerick

1,378

529

395

2,302

Longford

405

95

80

580

Louth

559

160

270

989

Mayo

204

328

2,773

3,305

Meath

1,187

143

62

1,392

Monaghan

195

118

887

1,200

Offaly

1,096

84

269

1,449

Roscommon

437

281

901

1,619

Sligo

410

228

834

1,472

Tipperary (N.R.)

836

114

24

974

Tipperary (S.R.)

924

83

100

1,107

Waterford

588

121

19

728

Westmeath

461

164

58

683

Wexford

1,355

373

1,728

Wicklow

1,729

109

4

1,842

TOTALS

20,718

9,941

13,368

44,027

SUMMARY

Urban Areas

43,041

Rural Areas

44,027

GROSS

87,068

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state, in respect of the total number of new houses completed by the 31st March, 1946, under the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Acts, 1932-46: (a) the number, (b) the total all-in cost, (c) the total building cost, and (d) the total amount of this cost which is being borne by the Exchequer, distinguishing between houses to which the terms of the following sections of the Principal Act are applied, viz.: Section 6 (1) (a) (i), Section 6 (1) (a) (ii), Section 6 (1) (b).

The following are the particulars:—(1) (a) The total number of houses completed by 31st March, 1946, under Section 6 (1) (a) (i) of the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1932, was 21,153; (b) the total all-in cost of these houses was £10,052,146; (c) the total building cost of these houses was £8,557,045; and (d) the total amount of the all-in cost which is being borne by the Exchequer is £5,073,212.

(2) (a) The total number of houses completed by 31st March, 1946, under Section 6 (1) (a) (ii) of the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1932, was 10,463; (b) the total all-in cost of these houses was £4,705,541; (c) the total building cost of these houses was £3,800,249; and (d) the total amount of the all-in cost which is being borne by the Exchequer is £1,415,142.

(3) (a) The total number of the houses completed by 31st March, 1946, under Section 6 (1) (b) of the Housing (Financial and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1932, was 20,718; (b) the total all-in cost of these houses was £6,536,971; (c) the total building cost of these houses was £5,556,336; and (d) the total amount of the all-in cost which is being borne by the Exchequer is £3,634,336.

In addition to the above local authorities in urban areas erected 374 houses which did not qualify for any State subsidy. Adjustments in the figures may be necessary where rates of contribution to annual loan charges have not been finally determined or where costs of houses have been calculated before the entire schemes in which houses have been included were finally completed.