asked the Minister for Local Government whether he is aware that local authorities and persons proposing to erect their own houses with State aid and with the assistance of loans under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts are anxious that the proposed new housing legislation should not place them in a less favourable position than hitherto, and, if so, if he will give consideration to this factor in framing his proposals; further, if he is now in a position to state precisely when he will introduce new housing legislation.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Legislation.
All matters affecting housing are considered when proposals for housing legislation are being prepared. I hope that the parliamentary programme will permit of the introduction of the Housing Bill this month.
Will the Minister say if he has yet made an Order in connection with the extension of the period for payment of housing grants which expired on 31st March last?
If the Deputy puts down that question, I will answer it.
Will the Minister do what his predecessor did and agree to state now that the legislation will be retrospective?
That is a separate question.
I have already stated that.