Thursday, 19 December 1996
Dáil Éireann Debate
182. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Social Welfare when the commitment in the programme, A Government of Renewal, to commission the ESRI to review the minimum adequate income rates amended by the Commission on Social Welfare, will be published. [24947/96]
Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): The report entitled A Review of the Commission on Social Welfare's Minimum Adequate Income, commissioned by the Department of Social Welfare, was published today, 19 December 1996, by the Economic and Social Research Institute.
This study, with the report Poverty in the 1990s: Evidence from the Living in Ireland Survey, also carried out by the ESRI and published today, will contribute to informing public debate on the issue of poverty, while also providing a basis for assessing the adequacy of the current rates of social welfare entitlements.
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