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Written Answers. - Payments from Social Insurance Fund.

Thursday, 16 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 5

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25.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to 1965, inclusive, the amounts paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of disability benefit for (1) married women over 18 years, dependent upon [781] their husbands, (2) other women and men over 18 years, (3) persons under 18 years entitled to an increase for a dependant, (4) persons under 18 years not so entitled, (5) adult dependants, (6) first qualified child, (7) second qualified child, (8) third qualified child, (9) fourth qualified child, (10) fifth qualified child, (11) sixth qualified child, (12) seventh qualified child, (13) eighth qualified child, (14) ninth qualified child, and (15) other qualified children.

26.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to 1965, inclusive, the amounts paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of unemployment benefit for (1) married women over 18 dependent upon their husbands, (2) other women and men over 18 years, (3) persons under 18 years entitled to an increase for a dependant, (4) persons under 18 not so entitled, (5) adult dependants, (6) first qualified child, (7) second qualified child, (8) third qualified child, (9) fourth qualified child, (10) fifth qualified child, (11) sixth qualified child, (12) seventh qualified child, (13) eighth qualified child, (14) ninth qualified child, and (15) other qualified children.

27.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to 1965, inclusive, the amounts paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of contributory widows' pensions for (1) widows without children, (2) widows with a child or children, (3) increases in respect of first child, (4) increases in respect of second child, (5) increases in respect of third child, (6) increases in respect of fourth child, (7) increases in respect of fifth child, (8) increases in respect of sixth child, (9) increases in respect of seventh child, (10) increases in respect of eighth child, (11) increases in respect of ninth child and (12) increases in respect of other children.

28.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to [782] 1965, inclusive, the amounts paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of contributory old age pensions (1) for pensioner at maximum rate, (2) for pensioner at lower rates, (3) for wife or invalid husband of pensioner at maximum rate, (4) for wife or invalid husband of pensioner at other rates, (5) in respect of first qualified child, (6) in respect of second qualified child and (7) in respect of other qualified children.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Boland): Information on Kevin Boland Zoom on Kevin Boland With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 25, 26, 27 and 28 together. A breakdown of expenditure under the headings in the questions is not available in my Department. It is not possible, therefore, to furnish information regarding benefit expenditure out of the Social Insurance Fund in the form requested.

Total expenditure on each benefit for the years in question is available in the published Accounts of the Social Insurance Fund.

29.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to 1965, inclusive, the amount paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of treatment benefit for (1) dental treatment and dentures, (2) spectacles and contact lenses, including any necessary eye examination and (3) hearing aids.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Boland): Information on Kevin Boland Zoom on Kevin Boland The particulars are as follows:

AMOUNTS paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of Treatment Benefit in the years 1958-59 to 1964-65.

  (1) (2) (3)
Year ended 31st March Dental treatment and dentures Spectacles and contact lenses including any necessary eye examination hearing aids
  £ £ £
1959 194,633 33,056 2,149
1960 211,052 34,753 2,739
1961 291,316 37,596 4,306
1962 374,271 40,251 4,265
1963 353,187 51,111 5,236
1964 399,886 55,780 4,061
1965 481,078 77,465 5,203

[783]30.

Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan) asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of each of the years ended 31st March, 1959 to 1965, inclusive, the amounts paid from the Social Insurance Fund in respect of wet-time benefit to (1) skilled workers, (2) unskilled workers and (3) younger persons under eighteen years.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Boland): Information on Kevin Boland Zoom on Kevin Boland Wet-time benefit is paid from the Supplementary Unemployment Fund and not from the Social Insurance Fund. The information regarding amounts paid in respect of the different classes of workers is as follows:

Year ended 31st March Amount of wet-time benefit paid in respect of
skilled workers unskilled workers young persons*
  £ £ £
1959 50,660 58,546 3,615
1960 26,567 33,209 2,039
1961 42,575 50,903 3,025
1962 31,882 41,292 2,716
1963 43,479 56,590 3,901
1964 54,411 78,581 5,850
1965 38,420 83,066 1,945

* The age limit for young persons was lowered from 21 to 18 as from the 3rd August, 1963.


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