Dáil Éireann - Volume 544 - 20 November, 2001
Written Answers. - House Improvement Grants .
Ms McManus Ms McManus
363. Ms McManus asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government the number of households in County Wicklow without indoor toilets; his plans to provide such facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28601/01]
Mr. Dempsey Mr. Dempsey
Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Dempsey): The most recent figures available, based on the 1991 census of  population carried out by the Central Statistics Office, indicate that there were 315 households without toilet facilities – whether indoor or otherwise – in County Wicklow in 1999.
There are a number of options available to assist lower income households and elderly persons in particular to secure necessary improvement works to their homes. These include the disabled persons grant scheme, the essential repairs grant scheme, the improvement works in lieu of local authority housing scheme, the task force on special housing aid for the elderly and the local authority house improvement loan scheme.
Dáil Éireann 544 Written Answers. House Improvement Grants .