Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (918)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

918. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients of fish assist; the amount paid by county in each of the years 2010 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31204/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

A breakdown of the number of recipients of Fish Assist by county in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019 is detailed in the attached tabular statement. I regret that expenditure on Fish Assist is not segregated from overall expenditure on Jobseeker's Allowance, so that I cannot provide the corresponding expenditure figures.

Tabular statement attached/.....

The number of recipients by county at the end of December in each of the years 2012 to 2018 and to date in 2019

COUNTY

June 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

CAVAN

1

1

2

CLARE

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

CORK

5

7

5

10

13

20

17

11

DONEGAL

8

8

5

10

10

9

10

13

DUBLIN

1

1

1

GALWAY

19

18

19

24

28

27

26

23

KERRY

4

4

4

7

6

7

7

9

LOUTH

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

MAYO

5

8

8

7

9

9

8

9

SLIGO

2

2

2

5

5

5

5

4

WATERFORD

12

13

10

10

10

11

11

17

WEXFORD

7

8

8

7

6

7

7

8

Total

63

72

65

85

93

99

94

98