::: Farm Assist Recipients 2008 to 2012
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons by county, in receipt of farm assist for each of the past five years.
Reply from Minister Joan Burton: The information requested by the Deputy is collated by my Department annually for inclusion in the Statistical Information on Social Welfare Services report which is laid before the Dáil when published and copies lodged in the Oireachtas library. Furthermore these reports are available to the public at www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Annual-Statistical-Information-Reports.aspx.
I enclose for the Deputy’s convenience a tabular statement detailing the number of persons in receipt of farm assist at the 31st of December in each of the years 2008 to 2012.
Dáil Éireann allocates a certain amount of time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during which Deputies may ask questions of Members of the Government relating to Public Affairs connected with their Departments, or on matters of administration for whch they are officially responsible. The Taoiseach answers questions on his own Department on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.