Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (645, 646, 647, 648, 649)

John Brady

Question:

645. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the date she received a copy of the report into the impact of reduced rates of jobseeker's payments on the young unemployed aged under 26 years of age as committed to in Pathways to Work 2016-2020. [51806/19]

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John Brady

Question:

646. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she received a draft copy of the report into the impact of reduced rates of jobseeker's payments on the young unemployed under 26 years of age as committed to in Pathways to Work 2016-2020. [51807/19]

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John Brady

Question:

647. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she had correspondence with her Department regarding the report into the impact of reduced rates of jobseeker's payments on the young unemployed under 26 years of age as committed to in Pathways to Work 2016-2020; and if she sought a copy of the report from her Department. [51808/19]

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John Brady

Question:

648. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if she contacted her Department to query the delay to the report into the impact of reduced rates of jobseeker's payments on the young unemployed under 26 years of age as committed to in Pathways to Work 2016-2020. [51809/19]

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John Brady

Question:

649. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the date she plans to publish the report into the impact of reduced rates of jobseeker's payments on the young unemployed under 26 years of age as committed to in Pathways to Work 2016-2020. [51810/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 645 to 649, inclusive, together.

Officials in my Department have finalised the report on the impact of the reduced rates of jobseekers payments for young people which was submitted to my office on 25th November. I am examining the report and I intend to publish it and make it available to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection as early as possible.

I trust this information is useful for the Deputy.