Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ceisteanna (128)

Jack Wall

Ceist:

128. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the position regarding the number of factory units in the ownership of his Department or its agencies in Kildare south; the number occupied; the number unoccupied; the cost to the Department of the unoccupied premises for security, electricity, maintenance and so on for past five years; the number of itineraries that visited the units or the number of inquiries made in regard to each unit for each of the past five years; the total capital cost of the vacant premises; if any return has been obtained by the Department since construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35630/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Jobs)

I am informed by IDA Ireland that the Agency entered into a 35 year lease commencing in 1983 on 6 units in Newbridge, Co Kildare. One unit is currently occupied and the other five are available for marketing.

The annual cost of security and electricity equates to approximately €12,000 per annum.

I understand that Unit 6 is currently occupied by Industrial Control & Automation and that IDA is currently in negotiation with a third party in respect of Unit 5. There have been no other site visits to the units in last 5 years.

IDA pays rent on the Private Finance buildings and, consequently, no capital costs are associated with these units.