Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Registered Unemployed.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state the number of registered unemployed on the 22nd March, 1951, and on the corresponding dates in 1950 and 1949.

The number of persons registered on the dates mentioned by the Deputy was as follows:—26th March, 1949, 80,416; 25th March, 1950, 66,769; 22nd March, 1951, 58,624.