Written Answers. - Unemployment Assistance.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state the total amount of unemployment assistance payments made in each of the months of September, October, November, December, 1941, and January, February, March and April, 1942, and the amount of such payments made in each month in respect of the Dublin registered area.

Figures for the months September to December were given in answer to the Deputy's question of the 4th February. The figures for the months January to April are as follows. They are, of course, subject to audit:—

Month

Total amount of Unemployment Assistance paid

Amount paid in respect of the Dublin Registration Area

1942

£

£

January

119,615

36,290

February

102,123

29,252

March

102,603

28,924

April

112,541

35,224

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will state (1) the total amount of unemployment assistance paid, and (2) the total amount paid in the Dublin registration area, for each of the years ended 31st March, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942.

The total amount of unemployment assistance paid and the amount paid in respect of the Dublin registration area for each of the years ended 31st March, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942 were as follows. The figures relating to the year ended 31st March, 1942, are, of course, subject to audit:—

Year ended 31st March

Total amount of Unemployment Assistance paid

Amount paid in respect of the Dublin Registration Area

£

£

1938

1,092,637

282,985

1939

1,338,932

371,957

1940

1,504,506

470,036

1941

1,207,951

419,927

1942

1,028,213

374,500