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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Persons at Work.

Wednesday, 5 October 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 5

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Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Taoiseach the total number of people at work in 1951 and at the latest available date in 1966.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty I would refer the Deputy to my reply to his question of 7 June, 1966. No more recent information on the total number of persons at work has become available since that date.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon No figures for this supplementary answer?

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange Is it not true there are 170,000 fewer people at work in comparison with 1951? Where are the promises about “Wives, put your husbands to work”? The Parliamentary Secretary will not answer that.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty If the Deputy has the figures, why ask me?

[611]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan The Parliamentary Secretary should be allowed to continue.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon I trust we have your sympathy, Sir, in the eager desire of the Parliamentary Secretary to provide specific figures by way of supplementary answer in respect of the first two questions and his coy reluctance to provide corresponding figures for this.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish Would the Parliamentary Secretary summarise the reply of the 7th of June?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass The census figures will be available next year. There will be no firm figures until then.

Mr. Corish: Information on Brendan Corish Zoom on Brendan Corish There were figures in June?

The Taoiseach: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass No.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty In the reply of 7th June, the estimated total number of people at work in April, 1965, was given. Further figures will not be available until January, 1967. Provisional results from the 1966 Census giving the number of persons at work at present will be available in the summer of 1967.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange Give us the last figures you gave us.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty You got them on 7th June.

Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon You will not give them.


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