Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (311)

Jim Daly

Question:

311. Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Social Protection the total social welfare bill for the years 2007-2012 inclusive in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11647/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The expenditure of the Department over the period 2007 to 2012, inclusive, is contained in a table:

-

2007 Outturn

2008 Outturn

2009 Outturn

2010 Outturn

2011 Outturn

2012 Provisional Outturn

-

€000

€000

€000

€000

€000

€000

TOTAL DSP EXPENDITURE ON SCHEMES, SERVICES & ADMINISTRATION

15,450,987

17,764,724

20,480,777

20,799,501

20,921,204

20,727,631

The range of functions carried out by the Department increased in 2010 with the transfer of responsibility for the Rural Social Scheme and Community Services programme from the former Department of Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The scope of functions increased further from 2011 with the transfer of responsibility for the Community Employment Programmes and Employment Services formerly managed by FÁS.