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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Security Stamps.

Tuesday, 18 October 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 224 No. 10

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Mr. Dillon: Information on James Matthew Dillon Zoom on James Matthew Dillon asked the Minister for Social Welfare the amount of (a) the employers' contribution and (b) the employees' contribution through social security stamps in each of the years ended 31st March 1956-66 inclusive.

Minister for Social Welfare (Mr. Boland): Information on Kevin Boland Zoom on Kevin Boland As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Year ended 31st March (a) Employers' Contribution (b) Employees' Contribution
  £ £
1956 2,796,526 2,500,690
1957 2,972,978 2,590,229
1958 3,081,335 2,707,534
1959 3,064,200 2,693,397
1960 3,225,024 2,828,037
1961 3,625,756 3,236,657
1962 5,384,056 4,980,552
[1383]1963 5,733,385 5,329,372
1964 6,736,521 6,327,228
1965 7,639,278 7,240,789
1966 8,181,164 7,775,234
Provisional)    

Rates of employment contributions were increased at the beginning of September, 1956 and at the beginning of January in each of the years, 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1966.

The remuneration limit for insurability in the case of non-manual employment was raised on 29th December, 1958, from £600 to £800 per annum and on 6th September, 1965, from £800 to £1,200 per annum.


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