De Rossa, Prionsias

Thursday, 20 March 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 476 No. 6

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Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: if an old person's centre (details supplied) in Dublin I will be granted a free television license in view of that fact that it caters solely for senior citizens.More Button

The free television licence scheme is intended solely for a person's private residence. This scheme, and the other related schemes such as free electricity or free telephone rental allowance, facilita...More Button

Written Answers. - Carer's Allowance Scheme.

Was asked: if he will apply the EU Working Time Directive to the guidelines applicable to applicants for carer's allowance and to those currently in receipt of carer's allowance on a voluntary basis; if his atte...More Button

Generally speaking, the working time directive covers employment, both in the private and public sectors. The Deputy will be aware that the carer's allowance administered by my Department is a social...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the total cost of non-civil servants and other such staff attached to his office for each of the years 1980, 1988, 1990, 1995 and 1996; and the estimated cost for 1997.More Button

For the purposes of this reply, non-civil or public service staff is taken to refer to advisers, personal assistants and personal secretaries attached to my ministerial office. I refer the Deputy to m...More Button


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