Dáil Éireann - Volume 304 - 15 March, 1978
Written Answers. - Land Purchase Estimate.
Mr. Bruton Mr. Bruton
329. Mr. Bruton asked the Minister for Agriculture why only a token estimate has been provided for land purchase by the Land Commission in 1978, as against £2 million in 1977.
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Gibbons) James Gibbons
Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Gibbons): It is assumed that the Deputy is referring to subhead H2 of the Lands Vote.
The provision in this subhead is applied towards a grant-in-aid fund used for paying for certain purchases of land for cash and a token provision is made this year because the balance in the fund is regarded as adequate to meet expected requirements. Most land purchases are, of course, financed by land bonds.
Dáil Éireann 304 Written Answers. Land Purchase Estimate.