Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (583)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

583. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the monthly number of public services cards issued since the programme was launched; the body which administered and-or initiated the process on behalf of the person being registered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39313/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Where a person has authenticated their identity to a substantial level of assurance, they are issued a Public Services Card (PSC).   My Department does not hold a record of the specific reasons relating to the issuing of a PSC as this information is not requested at the time a person presents for SAFE registration.  

The number of PSCs issued on a monthly basis since October 2011 is set out in the following table.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy. 

TABLE - Number of PSCs issued per month  

Year

Month

Number of PSCs issued per month

Total annual

2011

October

340

 

 

November

1,720

 

 

December

1,946

4,006

2012

January

1,248

 

 

February

772

 

 

March

577

 

 

April

421

 

 

May

701

 

 

June

1,608

 

 

July

4,823

 

 

August

6,664

 

 

September

9,998

 

 

October

14,053

 

 

November

19,761

 

 

December

21,586

82,212

2013

January

25,661

 

 

February

33,065

 

 

March

27,263

 

 

April

28,433

 

 

May

31,380

 

 

June

27,158

 

 

July

30,587

 

 

August

26,366

 

 

September

26,161

 

 

October

28,364

 

 

November

24,553

 

 

December

78,471

387,462

2014

January

58,907

 

 

February

51,915

 

 

March

41,699

 

 

April

44,844

 

 

May

49,757

 

 

June

46,167

 

 

July

58177

 

 

August

50,186

 

 

September

68,666

 

 

October

66,678

 

 

November

67,775

 

 

December

51,314

656,085

2015

January

56,621

 

 

February

50,915

 

 

March

56,520

 

 

April

51,562

 

 

May

47,374

 

 

June

50,927

 

 

July

54,276

 

 

August

53,737

 

 

September

53,834

 

 

October

52,042

 

 

November

53,274

 

 

December

49,019

630,101

2016

January

50,288

 

 

February

48,456

 

 

March

44,800

 

 

April

50,653

 

 

May

51,577

 

 

June

55,361

 

 

July

53,284

 

 

August

53,363

 

 

September

54,343

 

 

October

49,681

 

 

November

55,112

 

 

December

35,977

602,895

2017

January

50,082

 

 

February

46,634

 

 

March

51,511

 

 

April

41,767

 

 

May

56,410

 

 

June

63,792

 

 

July

62,894

 

 

August

64,958

 

 

September

62,557

 

 

October

57,545

 

 

November

76,429

 

 

December

41,855

676,434

2018

January

56,434

 

 

February

64,041

 

 

March

49,997

 

 

April

56,237

 

 

May

53,466

 

 

June

49,232

 

 

July

55,383

 

 

August

52,920

 

 

September

44,043

 

 

October

47,191

 

 

November

43,579

 

 

December

31,315

603,838

2019

January

46,545

 

 

February

41,880

 

 

March

41,770

 

 

April

40,488

 

 

May

45,057

 

 

June

39,772

 

 

July

48,387

 

 

August

41,717

 

 

September

38,573 (to date)

384,189

 

 

4,027,222