Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (354)

Charlie O'Connor

Ceist:

430 Mr. O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if 50% of all moneys allocated by his Department for halting site development in the country is being spent in the South Dublin County Council administrative area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3568/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Under the Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998, all relevant local authorities adopted five year Traveller accommodation programmes covering the period 2000-04. The provision under these programmes of new Traveller specific accommodation and the refurbishment of existing Traveller specific accommodation which includes halting sites and group houses is funded under my Department's Traveller accommodation capital programme. Of the overall total of €46,666,152 provided to local authorities for the provision or refurbishment of halting sites in the first four years of the programmes — 2000-03 — €8,089,394 was provided to South Dublin County Council.