Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballina Unemployed.

1.

asked the Taoiseach the total number of registered unemployed at Ballina, County Mayo, for the latest date for which figures are available.

The number of persons on the live register at the Ballina local office on 12th May, 1972, was 1,390.

Will the Parliamentary Secretary state if the Government have proposals of any kind to relieve that situation?

That is a separate question. The question asked only for the number of unemployed.

May I ask the Parliamentary Secretary if he is aware that the number of unemployed is causing serious hardship in the town and that many relatives have had to go across to England——

This does not arise.

Can he state if anything is to be done?

There is a continuing review of the situation at all times.