Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (214)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

214. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of increasing the monthly electricity allowance and the natural gas allowance by €10 per month per applicant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21699/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The cost of increasing the monthly electricity allowance and the natural gas allowance by €10 per month per applicant is estimated to be €47.9 million and €5.9 million respectively.

These costs are on a full year basis and are based on the estimated number of recipients in 2019. It should be noted that these costings are subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of recipients for 2019.