Gallagher, Denis

Wednesday, 22 July 1981

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 329 No. 6

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The Minister will have the opportunity of making his contribution. He should refrain from interrupting continuously.More Button

If the Minister is giving way to Deputy Kemmy——More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if she has any proposals to extend the following free benefits, which are now available to pensioners, to widows: electricity, television licences and travel.More Button

I dispute that reply. Is the Minister aware that, in a case in which the widow of a pensioner who dies has not herself reached pension age, she does not qualify for the benefits to which her husband h...More Button

Would the Minister of State agree that when free television, free travelling when accompanying her husband and the other perks which are available to pensioners are lost by a widow as a result of the ...More Button

Would the Minister of State accept that in the case I stated there is no actual extra expense involved to the State or to her Department? The Department are making a saving inasmuch as they are depri...More Button

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