Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - House Grants.

39.

asked the Minister for Local Government when the new grants based on floor area with a view to encouraging the provision of smaller houses will be brought into operation; and if he will state specifically the earliest date and circumstances in which a householder may be deemed to come within the provision of the new grants scheduled.

40.

asked the Minister for Local Government when it is intended to give effect to the proposals in the White Paper of June, 1969, with regard to the increased grants for private dwellings.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 39 and 40 together.

As indicated inHousing in the Seventies, the revised grants based on floor area will be effective for houses or flats commenced on or after the 1st October, 1969, irrespective of the date of receipt in my Department of the grant application.