Written Answers. - Live Register.

Joe Walsh


219 Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number on the live register on which the 1995 and 1996 Estimates of expenditure for his Department were based; and the post-budget Estimate for 1996. [1987/96]

The live register underlying the published Estimate for my Department for 1995 was 266,000. The 1995 Supplementary Estimate was based on a figure of 278,000 which was also the outturn.

The average live register for 1996 on a post-budget basis is 275,000, while the average underlying the 1996 Abridged Estimate was 278,000.