Stagg, Emmet

Wednesday, 1 May 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 407 No. 7

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

Asked the minister: if, in view of (1) the increasing concern over the Government's decision to reduce the level of social welfare payments for cohabiting couples to that of married couples, (2) the fact that this will r...More Button

Would the Minister not agree that the fact that only 3,206 persons have qualified for any payment, and many of them would not be on full payment under this scheme, indicates that the scheme is a farce...More Button

The means test is the most severe in any social welfare scheme.More Button

If they had no income they would die of hunger.More Button

Then it must be a typing problem.More Button

Given that the Minister has been washing his hands of responsibility since the start of Question Time, can he tell us what progress he has made in the specific area of decreasing the number of familie...More Button

——and worse it has got since then.More Button

There is a relationship between poverty and muggings.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Employment Exchange Facilities.

Would the Minister agree that privacy in the offices he talked about is of prime importance to ensure the dignity of the people who have to sign on? Would he further agree that it is extraordinary tha...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if he will consider making family income supplement payments automatic, based on income tax returns, given the low take-up rate of FIS and the continuing high levels of low pay in the economy; and if ...More Button

Written Answers. - Maynooth (Kildare) Burglaries.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to (1) the recent increase in house robberies in Maynooth, County Kildare, (2) the fact that the Garda patrol car used in Maynooth finishes its patrol at 2.00 a.m. and ...More Button


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