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Written Answers. - Student Summer Jobs Scheme.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 172. Mr. Lawlor Information on Liam Lawlor Zoom on Liam Lawlor  asked the Minister for Social Welfare Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  if he will reverse his decision to withdraw the extra £200 payable under the students summer jobs scheme to students whose parents are solely reliant on State benefit as a source of income; and if he will reinstate the payment for issue in October 1996 under the 1996 scheme. [9022/96]

 179. Miss Coughlan Information on Mary Coughlan Zoom on Mary Coughlan  asked the Minister for Social Welfare Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  the reason he did not increase the student summer jobs scheme allowance in 1996; if he will now reconsider his decision to disallow the additional allowance of £200 which was paid in 1995 to students whose parents were solely relying on State benefit as a source of income; his views on whether the removal of this allowance will cause additional hardship on families; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9272/96]

Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa It is proposed to take Questions Nos. 172 and 179 together.

I refer the Deputies to my reply to Questions Nos. 171, 183, 185, 186 and 187 on Tuesday, 30 April 1996.


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