Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (353)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

353. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of young persons under 25 years receiving the back to work enterprise allowance initiative and the most recent total number of recipients of the back to work enterprise allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10007/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The number of recipients of the back to work enterprise allowance initiative is collated by age on an annual basis for inclusion in the Statistical Information on Social Welfare Services report. I am informed that at the 31st of December 2012 there were a total of 10,810 recipients of the allowance of which 312 (2.9%) were young persons aged under 25 years.