Dáil Éireann - Volume 388 - 09 March, 1989
Written Answers. - Local Authority Capital Services.
Mr. Gibbons Mr. Gibbons
32. Mr. Gibbons asked the Minister for the Environment whether he has investigated the cost effectiveness of further privatisation of services and housing maintenance in local Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn) Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn)
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Flynn): The major capital services of local authorities are for the most part carried out by private contractors following the normal public competitive tendering process. The question of using private firms for carrying out day to day local authority services would of course be a matter in the first instance for the local authorities themselves and would arise in the context of the local authorities' consideration of the most cost effective manner of providing these services.
Dáil Éireann 388 Written Answers. Local Authority Capital Services.