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Anti-Poverty Strategy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 3 June 2010

Thursday, 3 June 2010

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Noel Coonan

Ceist:

120 Deputy Noel J. Coonan asked the Minister for Social Protection the percentage increase in the number of persons in Tipperary North who have availed of money advice and budgeting services to date in 2010; the number seen in total in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23875/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Family)

The number of people in North Tipperary who have availed of the services of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service in Quarter 1 2009 and Quarter 1 2010 is outlined in the table.

Year

New Clients in North Tipperary MABS

Quarter 1 2009

105

Quarter 1 2010

134

This represents a 27.6% increase in new clients in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009. In 2009 as a whole, a total of 311 new clients were seen by the service. As the Deputy is aware, an additional part-time money advisor was appointed in North Tipperary MABS on 23 November 2009. I am satisfied that the additional resources provided to North Tipperary MABS will assist them to meet the demand for their services.

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