Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (134)

Enda Kenny

Ceist:

210 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Finance the details of allocations to residents and the community as determined by the Red Cross in the case of the Pullathomas landslide in north Mayo in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3630/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

As in all previous cases when a humanitarian aid scheme was approved by Government, the scheme for Pullathomas, County Mayo, was administered by the Irish Red Cross Society on behalf of the Office of Public Works.

The assessment of applications for aid and decisions on the amount of aid in each case are confidential to the Red Cross and the individual applicants. The Red Cross has considerable experience in this area and I am satisfied that the scheme has been administered fairly and equitably.