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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Returns.

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 1

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Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish asked the Taoiseach if he will give further details of the new method it is proposed to use in the compilation and publication of unemployment returns stating, in particular, the means whereby valid comparisons may be made between the new type of returns and the present type for corresponding dates.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Taoiseach (Mr. Carty): Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty The Irish Statistical Bulletin for December, 1965, which will be published shortly, will include an article on the alteration in the Live Register statements as from the beginning of this month. The question of comparing the new and the old Live Register statements will be dealt with in the article.

[2]Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish I accept that it will be dealt with, and I presume, adequately, in the article. Will we be able to make a fair comparison with other years in the weekly return which is circulated to Deputies?

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty Yes. The article will explain how the comparison should be made and can be made.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Will they in fact be made in the return every week which is circulated to Deputies?

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty I cannot anticipate the features of the article at this stage.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon It is a new way of getting rid of unemployment.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Will the Parliamentary Secretary keep in mind the desirability [3] of circulating a document whereby we will be able to make comparisons?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass You will be given a little more information than was ever given before.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Arising out of the Taoiseach's reply, it is evident we are getting more information on the breakdown, but what I am asking is whether we will get figures that will enable us to make fair comparisons with previous years?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass Yes.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Fair enough.


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