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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 5 Feb 1953

Vol. 136 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Kerry Relief Funds.

asked the Minister for Finance if he is aware that the grants allocated to Valentia Island, Portmagee, Ballinskelligs, The Glen, Tohar and Rineen were not adequate or in proportion to the number of unemployed men in these areas; and, if so, if he will have the position examined at an early date.

On the assumption that "The Glen" forms part of the electoral division of Glenbehy, all the areas referred to have been allotted their proportionate share of the funds available this winter for employment schemes. In addition, the works for improvement of landing facilities at Knightstown (Valentia) and Ballinskelligs, undertaken in the present financial year, were financed by means of grants from the Employment and Emergency Schemes Vote.

It is not possible to sanction any further employment schemes for these areas during the present season.