I had hoped that the Minister would have given us more information on this matter, particularly in view of the very drastic changes the present Government has made with regard to unemployment insuranc...
I shall be glad if the Minister will tell me then. Do I take it from the Minister that no change whatever has been made in the scheme which he initiated last year?
It is very hard for some of us to get any information from any Department, including the Minister's.
Deputy Cleary should be the last man to talk about unemployment. Deputy Cleary should remember what happened in Mayo last year, and particularly in Ballina
I would not expect anything else from the Deputy.
The Deputy knows that there were 6,000 odd unemployed registered in Ballina in one month and the following month none.
I do, but I know very well that the registration was for the purpose of the £1,000,000 robbed from the Road Fund. I know a little more about unemployment insurance perhaps than Deputy Cleary knows. ...
The Minister told us about the increase in the staff and said that meant an increase in the number of people employed in insurable industries. Does the Minister really believe that? Does it necessar...
No. The Deputy is talking about something that he knows something about—that he has practical experience of, which the Minister has not.
No. The Deputy is speaking as one who has had to claim unemployment insurance and who has had to claim national health insurance which the Minister or Deputy Ward never had. I am talking from experi...
I take it that I must be getting even nearer to the point than I thought. Mr. Corry interrupted.
The Department which surely was supposed to be controlled by the Vice-President and Dr. Ward is called upon to sanction outdoor relief up to the point of an increase of 60 per cent. over what it was t...
On a point of order, may I inquire whether those employed on relief schemes are liable for unemployment insurance?
I submit, with all respect, that if they are it is a question that can be raised on this Vote.
I submit, with all respect, that if the Minister were to do his business, as we think in a proper way, there would be no necessity whatever for this Vote.
On the Minister's instructions.
Under the Minister's instructions.
They are instructed by the Minister.
On a point of order. I want to know is it in order for any member of this House, even a Minister, to discuss members of the Civil Service in this House?
If the Minister would contain himself for a moment. I am addressing myself to the Chair. On a point of order, I submit, with all respect, that the procedure of this House is that no member, not even...
I submit that is completely out of order.
That is not my point. My point is this: that the Minister is attacking members of the Civil Service who, he alleges, earned dismissal at his hands.
That only strengthens my case. That is a quibble.
I am putting my point of order to the Chair, and the Chair is quite capable of judging without the assistance of the Minister. The Minister is going against the whole procedure of the House in attacki...
We had not so much unemployment in those days.
At 4/- per day.