Thursday, 5 February 2004

Ceisteanna (14)

Mary Upton

Ceist:

13 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Defence if the contract for the sale of Clancy Barracks has been concluded and signed; the reasons for the long delay in concluding the matter, in view of the fact that it is almost 18 months since the completion of the sale was announced; the conditions attached to the sale of the property; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3302/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Defence)

A contract of sale in respect of Clancy Barracks was exchanged on 22 December 2003 and the relevant legal formalities are progressing with a view to sale closure in March-April 2004.

In addition to the Law Society of Ireland "general conditions of sale", special conditions relating to particular title issues specific to the property in sale apply. These include such matters as the necessity, in the case of a small portion of the property, to seek the sanction of the High Court for its sale arising from a lease covenant; the requirement for a general tax clearance certificate; and position regarding boundary walls, listed buildings and closing date.