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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Special Allowances.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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Mr. Davern: Information on Donal Davern Zoom on Donal Davern asked the Minister for Defence the total amount paid per annum in special allowances 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 special allowances on the 31st March in each of the financial years from 1955-1956 to 1964-1965 and the expenditure on special allowances in each of those years.

Year ended Number on the 31st March Expenditure
    £
31st March, 1956 4,928 330,107
31st March, 1957 5,302 353,678
31st March, 1958 5,527 358,401
31st March, 1959 5,814 374,636
31st March, 1960 6,113 395,960
31st March, 1961 6,258 404,870
31st March, 1962 6,664 467,061
31st March, 1963 7,102 533,517
31st March, 1964 7,567 576,554
31st March, 1965 8,116 616,253

The number of persons in receipt of special allowances at the 31st December, 1965, was 8,546 and the expenditure from the 1st April, 1965, to the 31st December, 1965, was £521,121.

During the period from the 1st April, 1956 to the 31st December, 1965, inclusive, [961] clusive, 8,620 new special allowances were awarded. The difference between that figure and the net increase during the period is attributable mainly to deaths.


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