Written Answers. - Social Welfare Allowance Books.

265.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will arrange to have a children's allowance book and a deserted wife's allowance issued to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

A children's allowance book was issued to the person named by the Deputy on 27th November, 1975. She made an application for a deserted wife's allowance on 6th October, 1975, and her case is at present being investigated. Every effort is being made to finalise the inquiries which are necessary to determine her eligibility for the allowance and it is hoped that a decision in the matter can be reached at an early date.