I propose to take Questions Nos. 199 and 200 together.
The Deputy will be aware that the Government provided funding of €300,000 last year through the Office of Public Works to the Irish Red Cross, to alleviate hardship to those people who were effected by the landslide in Pullathomas, County Mayo.
On 23 January 2004, a meeting took place between officials from my Department and members of the Pullathomas Landslide Committee to discuss how my Department would address any problems arising under departmental schemes as a consequence of the landslide. My Department is not engaged in negotiations with the Irish Red Cross to make additional humanitarian aid available.