Brennan, Joseph

Tuesday, 2 May 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 260 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Insurance Card Initialling.

Since the Social Welfare Acts came into operation on 5th January, 1953, an insured person has the right to inspect his insurance card while it is in the custody of his employer. In 1967 it was furthe...More Button

I do not think there were any employees who were deprived of benefit.More Button

That might have been before the new regulations.More Button

I do not think it would be possible.More Button

I would not say a mistake was made.More Button

No. I do not think so.More Button

We did not.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Legislation Changes.

Legislation will be necessary before the summer recess to give effect to the improvements in social welfare payments announced in the budget statement. It is not possible at this stage to say what o...More Button

I do not think that some of the things the Deputy refers to are quite acceptable for Bills. It would not be possible to incorporate them in what is now the annual miscellaneous Social Welfare Bill.More Button

All the things I mentioned here are in the process of being prepared for legislation where legislation is necessary.More Button

I would not say before summer. I would not commit myself. I would say the Bill will be introduced before the summer recess.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Help for Insured Worker.

It is open to a public assistance authority to grant home assistance in a case of the kind mentioned by the Deputy.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Redundancy Payments.

The person in question was paid his lump sum from the Redundancy Fund on 25th April, 1972.More Button

It went before the redundancy appeals board I understand. It was the result of an appeal.More Button

I think the time lapse was reasonable.More Button

No; the appeal only took place on 23rd February last.More Button

It is a long time but that is actually the date of the appeal.More Button

I do not think there was any complaint about that. Quite a few things happened before then. Payment could not take place the next day.More Button

I do not think so.More Button

It was paid on 25th April. I do not think the Deputy's question was down then.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Redundancy Payments Legislation.

The Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 and 1971, apply to employees who are compulsorily insurable for all benefits under the Social Welfare Acts and to such employees who were so insurable in the period ...More Button

The Deputy has discussed this in the House on other occasions and he knows that there are certain obstacles in the way of the complete abolition of this limit.More Button

I am not disputing that now but the four-year period during which an insured person remains eligible for redundancy payment, after he exceeds the limit, protects him in the meantime.More Button

I did not say any such thing.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Conditions of Employment Bill.

I hope to circulate the text of the proposed Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Bill during the present session.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Hours of Work Bill.

The consultations on my Department's proposals for an Hours of Work Bill have been more complicated and more protracted than I had expected, with the result that I am not yet in a position to indicate...More Button

I will, but the Deputy has a number of ways of finding out.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Labour Court Hearings.

A total of 162 cases was heard by the Labour Court during 1971. It would not be practicable to give particulars of each recommendation made by the Labour Court. In making a recommendation, the court ...More Button

Yes, and I will let the Deputy have all of them that are not confidential. Both sides have the right to have their report treated as confidential. There is only one such report.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Factory Employment.

The information requested by the Deputy is in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report. Following is the stateme...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Industrial Redundancies.

Statistics relating to redundancies notified under the Redundancy Payments Acts are compiled by reference to employment exchange areas which do not correspond to county boundaries. With your permissio...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Prices and Incomes Bill.

I do not think anybody ever said so.More Button

I dealt with that recently in the House.More Button

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