CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - THE UNEMPLOYMENT FUND.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the income and expenditure of the Unemployment Fund and the advances to and repayments by the Fund, for each year since the establishment of a separate fund for the Saorstát.

The accounts of the Unemployment Fund for the years 1922-23 to 1925-26 have now been audited and are with the printers. They will be available at the end of this or the beginning of next week, and, I hope, will suffice for the Deputy's purpose, as otherwise I shall have to give a large number of figures in reply to his question.