Dáil Éireann - Volume 336 - 15 June, 1982

Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.

[119] 1028. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for the Environment the allocations made by him for houses by local authorities out of the additional moneys provided for this purpose in the budget; the amount provided to each local authority; the amount, if any, of the budgetary allocation which has not yet been allocated to particular local authorities; the number of houses authorised to be commenced in respect of each allocation to local authorities; the proportion of the total final cost of these houses represented by the allocation made this year; and the amount that will have to be allocated next year to enable houses commenced with this year's allocation to be completed.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Raphael Burke): The provision, by the Government, of an additional £18.5 million in their March 1982 budget brought to £186 million the total allocation for 1982 from the Public Capital Programme for the local authority housing construction programme. Taking authorised working overdraft into consideration, the total capital available for allocation to housing authorities in 1982 amounts to £213.9 million.

Local authorities, with the exception of Dublin Corporation who were already notified earlier this year of a block allocation of £76 million to cover both their commitments and new work for the entire year, were allocated an extra £24.885 million on 2 June, towards the financing of new work. The total amount allocated to particular authorities to date is £212.425 million. A balance of £1.475 million remains to meet contingencies that may arise later in the year.

Details of the additional allocations notified to each housing authority and the number of new dwellings which are to be commenced before the end of the year are set out below.

It is the responsibility of individual authorities to commence the new schemes provided for having regard to financial and other guidelines laid down [120] by the Department. As the total final cost of these new schemes is not known, it is not possible to provide the information requested in the penultimate sentence of the Deputy's question. Detailed estimates as to the capital requirements for the local authority housing programme in 1983 have not been compiled as yet. When the estimates have been approved the capital provision for the programme in 1983 will be published as usual with the other details of the 1983 Public Capital Programme.

Additional allocation

New dwellings

Co. Councils

Carlow

65,000

57

Cavan

320,000

69

Clare

350,000

95

Cork (North)

500,000

59

Cork (South)

350,000

111

Cork (West)

150,000

26

Donegal

800,000

280

Dublin

5,300,000

643

Galway

430,000

67

Kerry

600,000

149

Kildare

560,000

102

Kilkenny

320,000

54

Laois

400,000

60

Leitrim

440,000

74

Limerick

400,000

85

Longford

500,000

70

Louth

250,000

45

Mayo

900,000

124

Meath

400,000

100

Monaghan

300,000

70

Offaly

500,000

112

Roscommon

350,000

80

Sligo

170,000

68

Tipperary N.R.

355,000

74

Tipperary S.R.

400,000

48

Waterford

370,000

58

Westmeath

500,000

57

Wexford

390,000

53

Wicklow

420,000

86

Co. Boroughs

Cork

500,000

155

Dublin

1,561

Limerick

800,000

220

Waterford

500,000

Urban District Councils

Arklow

50,000

5

Athlone

150,000

50

Athy

100,000

26

Ballina

50,000

36

Ballinasloe

100,000

[121]Birr

40,000

5

Bray

Buncrana

90,000

Bundoran

Carlow

Carrickmacross

60,000

Carrick-on-Suir

140,000

45

Cashel

140,000

10

Castlebar

445,000

14

Castleblayney

Cavan

Ceannanus Mór

Clonakilty

Clones

Clonmel

600,000

83

Cobh

25,000

40

Drogheda

400,000

62

Dundalk

Dungarvan

Dún Laoghaire

Ennis

400,000

70

Enniscorthy

100,000

34

Fermoy

Galway

600,000

84

Kilkenny

180,000

Killarney

Kilrush

160,000

56

Kinsale

15,000

4

Letterkenny

Listowel

Longford

Macroom

35,000

7

Mallow

Midleton

Monaghan

Naas

100,000

9

Navan

Nenagh

New Ross

200,000

34

Skibbereen

Sligo

200,000

112

Templemore

95,000

19

Thurles

Tipperary

100,000

20

Tralee

200,000

50

Trim

Tullamore

380,000

58

Westport

135,000

22

Wexford

120,000

50

Wicklow

300,000

12

Youghal