Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Unemployment Assistance Benefit.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the number of persons in receipt of unemployment assistance benefit on the 1st July, or nearest convenient date thereto, whose means as ascertained under the Act amounts to 2/- and over per week.

The information for which the Deputy asks is not readily available, and could only be collected at considerable cost which the results would not justify.