Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (185)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

185. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of participants on community employment programmes on 1 October 2012 and 1 October 2011, nationally and specifically in counties Dublin and Cork; the number of participants in receipt of disability allowance and also the number of community employment participants on one parent family payment on the above dates nationally and in counties Dublin and Cork. [49111/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Statistics for Community Employment are compiled at the end of each month. At the end of September 2012 there were 22,636 (participants and Supervisors) engaged on Community Employment (CE); at the end of September 2011 there were 23,348 (participants and Supervisors) engaged on CE. Specifically in the Dublin counties at the end of September 2012 there were 5,822 (participants and Supervisors) engaged on CE, the corresponding number for the end of September 2011 is 6,135. In County Cork at the end of September 2012 there were 2,106 (participants and Supervisors) engaged on CE, the corresponding number for the end of September 2011 is 2,115.

The number of CE participants in receipt of Disability Allowance at the end of September 2012 was 1,416; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 1,865. The number of CE participants in receipt of the One Parent Family Payment at the end of September 2012 was 3,060; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 4,508. Specifically in the Dublin counties at the end of September 2012 there were 620 CE participants in receipt of Disability Allowance; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 775. In County Cork at the end of September 2012 there were 179 CE participants in receipt of Disability Allowance; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 206. In the Dublin counties at the end of September 2012 there were 1,306 CE participants in receipt of the One Parent Family Payment; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 1,834. In County Cork at the end of September 2012 there were 217 CE participants in receipt of the One Parent Family Payment; the corresponding number at the end of September 2011 is 346. The statistics are detailed in following Summary Table.

Summary Table : Participation on CE

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September 2012

September 2011

Participation

National

22,636

23,348

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Dublin Counties

5,822

6,135

-

County Cork

2,106

2,115

Disability Allowance (DA)

National

1,416

1,865

-

Dublin Counties

620

775

-

County Cork

179

206

One Parent Family Payment (OFP)

National

3,060

4,508

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Dublin Counties

1,306

1,834

-

County Cork

217

346

It should be noted that as a result of the continuous recruitment onto CE schemes, the numbers on the CE programme will fluctuate over and under the approved 23,300 full time equivalent numbers for 2012. There has been no change to the number of approved places in 2012 compared to 2011.