Written Answers. - Flood Alleviation Works.

Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

268 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Finance if he has received proposals from Kildare County Council for flood alleviation works in Maynooth, County Kildare; the cost of the proposals; if he will allocate finance for the required works; the timescale for the completion of the work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27911/01]

I assume the Deputy is referring to reports on the Lyreen and Meadowbrook rivers which were received by the Office of Public Works from Kildare County Council in October 2001. Preliminary indications are that significant additional information is required before a decision can be taken as to whether a viable flood prevention scheme can be devised. The Office of Public Works will meet with Kildare County Council in the near future to discuss the matter.

Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

269 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Finance if he has received proposals from Kildare County Council for flood alleviation works in the Kill-Johnstown area of County Kildare; the cost of the proposals; if he will allocate finance for the required works; the timescale for the completion of the work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27912/01]

I assume the Deputy is referring to a report from Kildare County Council on the Morrell, Hartwell, Painestown, Kill and Clane rivers which was received by the Office of Public Works on 1 November 2001. Preliminary indications are that significant additional information is required before a decision can be taken as to whether a viable flood prevention scheme can be devised. The Office of Public Works will meet with Kildare County Council in the near future to discuss matters.