Dáil Éireann - Volume 335 - 02 June, 1982

Written Answers. - Departmental Circular.

804. Mr. Molloy asked the Minister for the Environment if he is aware that the circular dated 8 April 1982, which authorises local authorities to make new house loans available to single people was not received by Galway County Council until 17 May 1982; and if he will make a statement on this matter.

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Raphael Burke): I understand that, due to industrial action, delays in the delivery of mail were experienced by Galway County Council during the months of April and May and this is the most likely explanation of the fact that the council did not receive until 18 May the circular mentioned by the deputy.