Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Insurance Fund.

99.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will state in respect of the years 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1973-74 (a) the income to the Social Insurance Fund, (b) the percentage contributed by the employer, (c) the percentage contributed by the employee and (d) the percentage contributed by the Exchequer.

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

Following is the statement:—

Social Insurance Fund

Total Income

Percentage Contributed by Employers

Percentage Contributed by Employees

Percentage Contributed by Exchequer

£

1971-72

70,924,203

32.18

31.46

34.37

1972-73 (provisional)

81,216,742

33.54

31.78

33.16

1973-74 (Estimated)

104,357,000

37.34

30.42

31.10