Dáil Éireann - Volume 477 - 08 April, 1997

Written Answers - Projects Funding.

120. Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for the Environment the date on which a project (details supplied) in County Galway will commence; the amount to be allocated in this regard in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9381/97]

127. Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for the Environment the reason a project (details supplied) in County Galway has not been sanctioned; the date on which this will be done; the amount of money being allocated for this project in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8745/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 120 and 127 together.

Contract documents for Loughrea regional water supply scheme are with my Department at present but, having regard to the existing high level of commitments under the water and sewerage [385] scheme programme, I cannot say when it may be possible to approve them.

121. Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for the Environment the date on which a project (details supplied) in County Galway will commence; the amount to be allocated in this regard in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9380/97]

128. Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for the Environment the reason a project (details supplied) in County Galway has not been sanctioned to date; the date on which this will be done; the amount of money being allocated for the project in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8746/97]

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Howlin): I propose to take Questions Nos. 121 and 128 together.

A sketch design and cost plan for a branch library in Loughrea has been received in my Department and is being considered. However, having regard to the high level of demand for funding for library proposals generally, it is not possible to indicate when the proposal may be approved.