Written Answers. - Local Authority Allocation for Remedial Works.

Edward Nealon

Ceist:

39 Mr. Nealon asked the Minister for the Environment the amount of the 1992 allocation for the provision of bathrooms in local authority houses which has been expended to date in 1992; and the number of bathrooms which have been provided in this way.

Alan M. Dukes

Ceist:

55 Mr. Dukes asked the Minister for the Environment the amount of his Department's 1992 allocation for remedial works to local authority houses which has been expended so far this year; and the amount of houses which have had such works carried out on them.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 39 and 55 together.

The planning and carrying out of improvement work to their dwellings under both the remedial works scheme and the bathrooms sub-programme are the responsibility of local authorities.

The 1992 allocation of £2 million for the bathrooms sub-programme is financed in full by way of Exchequer grant. To date, grants totalling £1.304 million have issued to authorities. The most up-to-date figures on the number of bathrooms completed this year are set out in the Housing Statistics Bulletin for the quarter ended 30 June 1992, copies of which are available in the Oireachtas Library.
The capital allocation for the remedial works scheme in 1992 is £16 million, financed by a combination of Exchequer funds and the internal capital receipts of local authorities. Information on the expenditure to date this year and the number of dwellings involved is not, therefore available at this stage.