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

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce whether he will state (a) the number of persons to whom unemployment assistance was paid, and (b) the amount so paid to such persons during the last week in March, June and September, 1934, 1935 and 1936.

A statement containing the information desired by the Deputy will be circulated with the official report.

Following is the statement:—

Number of persons to whom Unemployment Assistance was paid, and the amount so paid to such persons during the last week in March, June and September, 1934, 1935 and 1936.

1934

1935

1936

Last Week of:

Number Paid

Amount Paid

Number Paid

Amount Paid

Number Paid

Amount Paid

£

£

£

March

Nil

Nil

98,879

34,819

89,297

31,232

June

21,654

9,130

96,791

34,295

44,962

20,150

September

52,694

21,178

51,808

23,133

41,711

18,901