Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Allowance Statistics.

asked the Minister for Local Government if he will state in respect of each county council area (a) the number of ratepayers who received a primary allowance in relief of rates in the financial year 1955-56, (b) the total valuation on which the primary allowance was based, and (c) the number of male (i) employees and (ii) relatives in respect of whom employment allowances were paid in the same period.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:—

(a)

(b)

(c)

County

Number of ratepayers who reveived a primary allowance in relief of rates in 1955/56

Total valuation on which the primary allowance was based

Number of persons in respect of whom employment allowances were paid in 1955/56

(i) employees

(ii) relatives

£

Carlow

5,620

51,817

1,426

1,051

Cavan

18,971

171,407

630

1,456

Clare

14,716

175,091

1,148

1,951

Cork

66,110

386,493

7,421

5,533

Donegal

48,587

161,341

1,363

1,148

Dublin

11,658

58,892

2,179

620

Galway

32,054

294,191

773

2,159

Kerry

24,396

168,735

748

1,966

Kildare

13,049

81,348

2,621

1,022

Kilkenny

12,220

118,351

2,180

2,331

Laoighis

20,086

96,845

1,667

1,617

Leitrim

10,607

103,337

183

357

Limerick

24,557

176,498

3,084

2,953

Longford

8,129

78,996

547

846

Louth

7,669

62,813

1,334

891

Mayo

32,330

228,830

666

1,006

Meath

10,882

159,854

3,520

2,146

Monaghan

21,665

145,208

659

1,234

Offaly

7,062

99,704

1,246

1,621

Roscommon

18,240

193,735

566

1,556

Sligo

21,670

128,519

465

795

Tipperary, N.R.

9,443

111,697

1,501

1,645

Tipperary, S.R.

10,223

126,559

2,570

2,162

Waterford

9,464

77,886

1,603

1,415

Westmeath

8,832

110,800

1,219

1,295

Wexford

14,607

135,157

3,380

2,231

Wicklow

9,643

72,011

2,165

955