Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (344)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

344. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of non-Irish citizens on the live register; the total amount of expenditure in her Department associated with these persons; if she will provide a breakdown of the nationalities of persons on the live register; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12925/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

I am informed that at the end of February the live register stood at 428,876 of which 76,829 (17.9%) were non-Irish nationals. A breakdown of the non-Irish nationals into European Union nationals and the largest represented Non-European Union Nationals is in the tabular statement.

With regard to the total amount of expenditure in my Department associated with non-Irish nationals on the live register this is not segregated from the total amount of monies disbursed to registrants on the live register.

Non-Irish Nationals on the Live Register by Country of Origin at 22 nd February 2013

UK and EU 13

EU15 to EU27 States

Non-EU countries

United Kingdom

16,799

Poland

22,746

Nigeria

2,943

Germany

757

Lithuania

7,750

USA

653

Italy

633

Latvia

4,124

Congo

578

Spain

615

Romania

2,433

Ukraine

536

France

599

Slovakia

2,202

South Africa

468

Portugal

453

Hungary

1,234

Pakistan

451

Netherlands

339

Czech republic

1,192

Philippines

449

Sweden

106

Estonia

508

Somalia

413

Belgium

101

Bulgaria

288

Russia

405

Austria

82

Malta

50

Moldova

354

Greece

61

Slovenia

25

Brazil

348

Denmark

53

Cyprus

9

Algeria

313

Finland

48

Other non-EU

5,705

Luxembourg

6

Total UK and EU

20,652

Total EU15 to EU27 States

42,561

Total Non-EU

13,616