Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Mayo Houses.

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asked the Minister for Local Government when Mayo County Council will receive the necessary finance to commence the erection of houses at Kiltimagh, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Mayo County Council included finance for a 27 house scheme at Kiltimagh in their claim last August for an increased capital allocation for local authority housing in the current year. Subsequently I allocated an additional £100,000 to the council, allowing them a total authorised expenditure of £502,000. It is a matter for the council to decide on the extent and timing of the schemes which will be undertaken in the current year within the authorised levels of expenditure.

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asked the Minister for Local Government when sanction will be received by Ballina Urban District Council for permission to erect homes for the aged at Ballina, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

I understand that revised plans for a scheme of 14 dwellings for elderly persons in Ballina have been submitted to the urban district council by the National Building Agency and are under consideration.

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asked the Minister for Local Government when sanction will be received by Ballina Urban District Council to raise a loan for the erection of houses at Collins Close, Ballina, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

I have sanctioned the loan for this scheme.