Written Answers. - Traveller Accommodation.

Monica Barnes

Ceist:

26 Mrs. Barnes asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the local authorities which had, by 31 March 2000, adopted a Traveller accommodation programme as provided for in Part II of the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9667/00]

The following table sets out details of the 33 relevant local authorities which have to date adopted Traveller accommodation programmes. For the purposes of the 1998 Act, there are 41 relevant housing authorities required to adopt programmes. However, in accordance with the legislation, four authorities are implementing a joint programme with another authority, leaving 37 local Traveller accommodation programmes to be adopted.

In accordance with section 7(4) of the Act, the date for adoption of the accommodation programmes by the elected members of a local authority was 31 March 2000. Local authorities which have not adopted their programmes by this date may adjourn meetings, at which the motion for adoption is being considered, for a further 21 days in accordance with section 13 of the Act. Where a programme is not adopted within this period, then the manager, under section 14 of the Act, is required to do so by order within a period of one month of the date concerned.

Local Traveller Accommodation Programmes Adopted
Local Authority
Carlow Co. Co.
Cavan Co. Co.
Clare Co. Co.
Clonmel Corporation
Donegal Co Co
Drogheda Corporation
Cork Corporation
Cork Co. Co.
Dublin Corporation
Fingal Co. Co.
Galway Corporation
Galway Co. Co.
Kerry Co. Co.
Kildare Co. Co.
Kilkenny Co. Co.*
Laois Co. Co.
Leitrim Co. Co.
Limerick Corporation
Limerick Co. Co.
Longford Co. Co
Louth Co. Co.*
Mayo Co. Co.
Meath Co. Co.
Monaghan Co. Co.
Offaly Co. Co.
Roscommon Co. Co.
Sligo Co. Co.*
South Dublin Co. Co.
Tipperary (S.R.) Co. Co.
Waterford Co. Co.
Wexford Corporation
Wexford Co. Co.
Wicklow Co. Co.*
*Joint programmes have been prepared with the relevant housing authorities within their functional area, that is, Kilkenny Corporation, Dundalk UDC, Sligo Corporation, Bray UDC.