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Boland, Kevin

Tuesday, 28 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 Nbr. 9

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Home Assistance Payments.

In granting home assistance, non-contributory widow's pension or children's allowance may be taken into account only in so far as each exceeds 10/- per week. This figure was fixed in the Social We...More Button

The position is that the public assistance authorities are required to give such public assistance as appears necessary to people who are unable to provide for themselves and their dependants.More Button

They are required by statute, but no case has been made to me that any public authority have not been doing that.More Button

Since they are required to give such assistance as appears to be necessary, I cannot understand how this comes into it at all. It is a question of need. It is not a means test as in the case of t...More Button

I did not put it there.More Button

If any case is brought to my notice, I will investigate it. I do not know exactly what I can do in the matter. They are bound by statute, and we will investigate any such case.More Button

Not in any particular case?More Button

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1966: Second Stage (Resumed).

£268,000.More Button