Dáil Éireann - Volume 272 - 07 May, 1974
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Housing Statistics.
Mr. Molloy Mr. Molloy
17. Mr. Molloy asked the Minister for Local Government the number of dwellings begun or authorised during  1972-73 and 1973-74, in the form of Table 2 of the Quarterly Bulletin of Housing Statistics.
Mr. Tully Mr. Tully
Mr. Tully: As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.
Following is the statement:
Dwellings Begun or Authorised.
(a) The figure for dwellings for which grants were allocated by the Department of Local Government in the year ended 31st March, 1973 was influenced by the higher than normal level of grants allocated in the latter and of 1972-73 due to the efforts of builders to have grants authorised before the introduction of price control for private grant aided houses.
(b) The reduced figure for grant allocations in 1973-74 was influenced by the temporary assignment in the early part of the year of housing inspectors to duties connected with a sample survey of the housing stock.
Dáil Éireann 272 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Housing Statistics.