Hanafin, Mary

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 698 No. 4

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Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages.

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Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: the details of welfare payments broken down by nationality and citizenship; the number of persons who applied for and were refused payment under the various schemes based on the failure of the person...More Button

The numbers of those who were found not to satisfy the habitual residence condition, broken down by scheme and for each of the last 3 years, is as follows: It is not possible to give an annual breakdo...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the qualifications required for the position of medical assessor to assess applications for domiciliary allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

All of the Department’s Medical Assessors must have at least six years satisfactory experience in the practice of medicine since registration and must be registered on the general register of medical ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Offices.

Was asked: the reason a social welfare office (details supplied) has a lengthy processing time; the measures she will take to address the workload of this office; and if she will make a statement on the matter....More Button

The length of time it takes to process claims varies depending on the complexity of the claim, the availability of the necessary documentation from the applicant and or his/her employer. The average ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Fraud.

Was asked: the number of persons prosecuted for social welfare fraud in each payment area in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The number of criminal cases finalised in court for the first 11 months of 2009 was 334. The breakdown of the cases by type is set down in the tabular statement. Criminal cases finalised in Court to ...More Button

Was asked: the number of people prosecuted for social welfare fraud from 2000 to date and in 2009; the average time taken to process these cases; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The number of people prosecuted between 2000 and the end of November 2009 is set down in the tabular statement below. Under social welfare legislation, a prosecution for a summary offence may be brou...More Button

Written Answers - Public Service Cards.

Was asked: her plans to issue photo identification cards; when this will be rolled out; if it will be rolled out to all social welfare claimants at the same time; the cost of same; and if she will make a statem...More Button

The Department has developed, in conjunction with a number of other government departments, the specifications for a Public Service Card (PSC) under the SAFE (Standard Authentication Framework Environ...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the position regarding the proposed decentralisation of Government offices to Drogheda, County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Under the current decentralisation programme, the Department’s Head Quarters, Social Welfare Appeals Office, Information and Communications Technology Division (ICT) and Citizens Information Board are...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: the number of persons in Dublin 15 in receipt of jobseeker’s benefit, jobseeker’s allowance, one parent family payment, transition pension, non-contributory State pension, contributory State pension,...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the attached tabular statement: Number of Recipients in Dublin 15More Button

Was asked: if a profile of persons is established of those who have become unemployed and signed on for jobseeker’s benefit or allowance recently, for example, in the last 12 to 18 months; if details of the new...More Button

Under the National Employment Action Plan (NEAP) all persons between the ages of 18 and 65 years who are approaching 3 months on the Live Register are identified by the Department of Social and Family...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the name, title and number of special advisers in her Department between 1 January to date in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the details of the annual salaries in cash amount, and not merely in grade level, of special advisers in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the details of the total cost of pension contributions associated with the retention of special advisers within her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will defend the spend of taxpayers’ money on such additional expertise, as provided by special advisers, when resources are scarce; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 264 to 267, inclusive, together. Since my appointment as Minister for Social and Family Affairs on 7th May 2008, I have appointed, on a contract basis for my term of ...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Language.

Was asked: the number of reports, documents and memos in her Department that have been translated into Irish since the commencement of the 30th Dáil; if she will give a breakdown of the reports and the cost per...More Button

The Department is committed to providing a quality customer service in Irish and meeting obligations under the Official Languages Act. The number of documents translated to Irish and the associated c...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals.

Was asked: when a domiciliary care allowance appeal will be heard in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Social Welfare Appeals Office has advised me that, following receipt of the relevant Departmental papers including comments on the grounds of appeal, the appeal from the person concerned has been ...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Travel.

Was asked: the amount spent by each Minister engaged in Government business on commercial flights during 2006, 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The amounts spent on commercial flights by my predecessors and me while on Government business for 2006, 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009 are set out in the following table: The totals shown include the...More Button


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