Written Answers. - Home Assistance Expenditure.

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the average weekly amount paid in home assistance in each public assistance area in each of the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, 1940, and the average weekly amount of the total amount of home assistance paid in each month, and in the corresponding month in the year 1939.

I am arranging for the publication in the Official Report of a statement showing the average weekly amount paid in home assistance in each public assistance area in respect of the months of January, February, March and April, 1940, and the average weekly amount of the total amount of home assistance paid in these months and in January, February, March and April, 1939.

Owing to the pressure of other urgent work the compilation of statistics for concluding part of period has not yet been completed.

Following is the statement:—

Statement showing the average weekly amount paid in home assistance in each public assistance area in respect of the months of January, February, March and April, 1940, and the average weekly amount of the total amount of home assistance paid in these months and in January, February, March and April, 1939.

1940.

Public Assistance Area

January

February

March

April

£

£

£

£

Balrothery

224

235

261

225

Dublin

4,510

4,492

4,565

4,049

Rathdown

655

639

656

618

Carlow

133

133

131

137

Cavan

233

243

255

238

Clare

246

245

238

301

Cork North

304

298

300

303

,, South

781

793

810

843

,, West

260

254

254

272

Donegal

271

269

301

272

Galway

241

248

262

245

Kerry

413

412

422

423

Kildare

285

283

286

285

Kilkenny

247

250

263

295

Laoighis

156

158

149

191

Leitrim

103

104

107

100

Limerick

320

342

335

330

,,Co. Boro'

145

136

137

122

Longford

110

112

111

104

Louth

186

185

192

187

Mayo

289

290

307

298

Meath

231

215

216

213

Monaghan

109

115

135

108

O'Failghe

211

205

206

224

Roscommon

146

147

147

143

Sligo

241

208

227

227

Tipperary N.R.

162

168

170

165

,,S.R.

329

314

309

324

Waterford

403

389

383

422

Westmeath

145

147

137

143

Wexford

401

393

402

394

Wicklow

341

338

325

329

Average Weekly Amount, 1940

12,840

12,760

12,989

12,530

Average Weekly Amount, 1939

12,043

11,991

12,131

11,744

asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state the number of persons in receipt of home assistance in each public assistance area on the last Saturday of each of the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, 1940, and the total number of persons in receipt of home assistance on each of these dates.

I am arranging for the publication in the Official Report of a statement showing the number of persons in receipt of home assistance in each public assistance area on the last Saturday of each of the months of January, February, March and April, 1940, and the total number of persons in receipt of home assistance on each of these dates. Owing to the pressure of other urgent work the compilation of statistics for the concluding part of the period has not yet been completed.

Following is the statement:—

Statement showing the number of persons in receipt of home assistance in each public assistance area on the last Saturday of each of the months of January, February, March and April, 1940, and the total number of persons in receipt of home assistance on each of these dates.

Public Assistance Area

January

February

March

April

Balrothery

1,326

1,383

1,649

1,584

Dublin

30,466

31,720

31,469

31,040

Rathdown

3,893

3,655

3,521

3,541

Carlow

969

935

1,037

1,009

Cavan

1,733

1,942

1,936

1,913

Clare

2,253

2,158

1,868

2,029

Cork, North

2,300

2,237

2,250

2,335

,,South

4,825

4,844

5,100

5,221

,,West

2,593

2,591

2,579

2,677

Donegal

2,313

2,323

2,282

2,323

Galway

1,871

1,825

1,796

1,864

Kerry

3,086

3,060

3,091

3,199

Kildare

1,922

1,847

1,906

1,890

Kilkenny

2,054

1,992

1,971

1,934

Laoighis

916

1,003

834

876

Leitrim

671

681

694

665

Limerick

3,205

3,203

3,220

3,149

,,Co. Boro.

939

959

957

789

Longford

1,257

1,301

1,201

1,056

Louth

1,298

1,146

1,193

1,142

Mayo

2,224

2,288

2,170

2,269

Meath

1,559

1,511

1,528

1,549

Monaghan

890

944

693

757

Offaly

1,616

1,465

1,529

1,383

Roscommon

1,003

1,014

969

1,006

Sligo

2,053

1,650

1,823

2,088

Tipperary, N.R.

1,152

1,192

1,147

1,119

,, S.R.

2,537

2,587

2,444

2,564

Waterford

2,662

2,536

2,472

2,405

Westmeath

1,051

946

975

922

Wexford

3,712

3,497

3,450

3,452

Wicklow

2,358

2,327

2,176

2,090

TOTAL

92,709

92,762

91,940

91,840