Brennan, Joseph

Tuesday, 11 March 1969

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 239 No. 1

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Payment of Unemployment Benefit.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 36, 37 and 38 together. I am not aware that any employees who were out of work by reason of recent trade disputes and who wer...More Button

I am not so aware.More Button

I am aware from what the deputation told me that some difficulties arose as to the question of home assistance payments, whether it was a matter of not sufficiently understanding the position vis-à-vi...More Button

There was an abnormal number of cases, naturally, and we had fewer than the normal number of appeals officers to undertake the work. It was inevitable, therefore, that there would be delays.More Button

That is exactly what we did. When I received the deputation there was some consultation regarding unemployment assistance and we got on the telephone to the home assistance authority concerned and di...More Button

The interpretation of what is commonly called the escape clause in the 1967 Act is a matter for the appeals officers. The Deputies who were here when the Act went through will appreciate this was des...More Button

Perhaps, the decisions are available now. I am not sure.More Button

It depends on what one's attitude should be to “putting the matter right”. Perhaps, the Deputy means to apply the escape clause to all persons on strike, or to eliminate altogether the escape clause ...More Button

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