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Local Authority Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 21 May 2013

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Ceisteanna (508)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

508. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will provide, in tabular format, the number of children's playgrounds directly provided or facilitated by each county council per 1,000 population; the way this compares to other European countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24331/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

The Local Government Management Agency publishes a report on annual Service Indicators in Local Authorities. Two indicators relate to playgrounds and enable comparisons to be made across local authorities in this respect. Specifically, the indicators show the number of children's playgrounds per 1,000 population

- provided directly by the local authority, and

- facilitated by the local authority.

The latest such report, published in April 2013 and dealing with 2011, is available at http://www.lgma.ie/sites/default/files/service_indicators_in_local_authorities_2011.pdf

My Department does not hold other information on the number of playgrounds provided by local authorities, including comparison with other European countries.

Question No. 509 answered with Question No. 482.
Question No. 510 answered with Question No. 493.
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