Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Expenditure on Relief Schemes.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state for each year since 1932/33 the amounts voted by way of relief schemes and the amounts actually spent in each year.

The following table sets out the annual vote and expenditure under the head of employment (relief) schemes in each year since 1932/33:—

Sum Voted

Sum Spent

1932-33

£500,000

£354,279

1933-34

£550,000

£352,961

1934-35

£500,000

£353,316

1935-36

£500,000

£327,755

1936-37

£110,000

£833,000 (provisional)

£1,565,000

£3,725,000

£2,221,311