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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - IRA Service Pensions.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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51.

Mr. Davern: Information on Donal Davern Zoom on Donal Davern asked the Minister for Defence the total amount paid per annum in IRA service pensions from 1956 to 1965, inclusive; and the number of persons in each year who qualified for payment.

Mr. Hilliard: Information on Michael Hilliard Zoom on Michael Hilliard As the reply is mainly in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, a Cheann Comhairle, with your permission, to circulate it in the Official Report.

Following is the statement:—

The number of persons in receipt of Military Service Pensions on the 31st March in each of the financial years from 1955-1956 to 1964-1965 and the expenditure on Military Service Pensions in each of those years.

Year ended Number on the 31st March Expenditure
    £
31st March, 1956 13,925 625,016
1st March, 1957 13,965 635,547
31st March, 1958 13,760 598,895
31st March, 1959 13,649 603,941
31st March, 1960 13,284 583,284
31st March, 1961 12,890 589,256
31st March, 1962 12,504 582,689
[960]31st March, 1963 12,063 623,414
31st March, 1964 11,692 655,635
31st March, 1965 11,196 660,535

The number of persons in receipt of Military Service Pensions at the 31st December, 1965, was 10,881 and the expenditure from the 1st April, 1965, to the 31st December, 1965, was £506,302.


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