Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Insurance Benefits.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce whether he will state in respect of each of the years 1931 to 1935 inclusive (a) the value of unemployment insurance stamps sold, (b) the amount of the State grant towards the cost of providing benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Acts, and (c) the amount of benefits paid to unemployed men, women and juveniles.

I am circulating with the Official Report a statement containing the desired information.

The accounts do not distinguish as to benefit paid to men, women, and juveniles, respectively.

Following is the statement:

Year

Value of Unemployment Insurance Stamps sold

Amount of State Grants under the Unemployment Insurance Acts

Amount of Benefit paid

£

£

£

1931

532,159

216,597

560,841

1932

524,789

231,494

657,132

1933

543,425

229,560

633,842

1934

744,883

237,259

596,216

1935

856,399

246,130

563,624