Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

197. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing the personal weekly social protection rates of payment for persons under 66 years by €5 per week with proportionate reduction for qualified adults; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49254/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

198. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing jobseeker's allowance by €10 per week for new and existing claimants with a duration of 12 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49255/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

199. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the savings that would be achieved from reducing jobseeker's allowance by €10 per week for new and existing claimants with a duration of 18 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49256/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

200. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing jobseeker's allowance by €10 per week for new and existing claimants with a duration of 24 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49257/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

201. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing the duration for which jobseeker's benefit is paid from 12 months to nine months for those with more than 260 contributions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49258/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

202. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing the duration for which jobseeker's benefit is paid from nine months to six months for those with less than 260 contributions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49259/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

203. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing the maximum age for qualified child increase to 18 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49260/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

204. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from reducing the maximum age for qualified child increase to 19 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49261/12]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

205. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Social Protection the saving that would be achieved from increasing the minimum number of hours worked for family income supplement from 19 to 24 hours; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49262/12]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 to 205, inclusive, together.

The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the table below.

Item

Estimated

Full Year Savings

€ m

Reduction of €5 in the personal weekly social protection rates of payment for persons under 66 years with proportionate reduction for qualified adults

230

Reduction of €10 per week in jobseeker's allowance for new and existing claimants with a duration of over 12 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults

121

Reduction of €10 per week in jobseeker's allowance for new and existing claimants with a duration of over 18 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults

100

Reduction of €10 per week in jobseeker's allowance for new and existing claimants with a duration of over 24 months with proportionate reduction for qualified adults

85

Reduction in the duration for which jobseeker's benefit is paid from 12 months to nine months for those with more than 260 contributions

64

Reduction in the duration for which jobseeker's benefit is paid from nine months to six months for those with less than 260 contributions

14

Reduction in the maximum age for qualified child increase to 18 years

14

Reduction in the maximum age for qualified child increase to 19 years

7

Increase in the minimum number of hours worked for family income supplement from 19 to 24 hours

66

Note: The potential full year yield from the family income supplement measure shown above is that which appears in the Comprehensive Review of Expenditure published by the Department in December 2011.