Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (343)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

419 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if, in view of the funding his Department has made available to Kildare County Council and Newbridge Town Council, it will be possible for the residents of Liffey Terrace, Newbridge, County Kildare to be allowed to purchase outright the leasehold in their houses in view of the fact that this is the normal procedure. [3823/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

Section 26 of the Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (No. 2) Act 1978 applies in this case and that the acquisition of fee simple for dwellings leased to a tenant by a housing authority is a matter for said housing authority and is not a matter for my Department.