Dáil Éireann - Volume 303 - 02 February, 1978

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Forms Availability.

14. Dr. Browne asked the Minister for Social Welfare if he will make SW 54 forms readily available to the public through dispensaries, post-offices and so on.

Mr. Haughey: Supplies of the information leaflet SW 54 which gives [563] details of the Supplementary Welfare Allowances Scheme have been distributed to almost a thousand health centres throughout the country. The leaflet is also available at all information offices of my Department and at the community information centres registered with the National Social Service Council.

Dr. O'Connell: What about post offices?

Mr. Haughey: Perhaps the Deputy would leave it until Question No. 27 because the same issue comes up then and I shall be dealing with it more fully there.

Dr. Browne: Could the Minister say if the figure of 1,000 is the total number?

Mr. Haughey: One thousand health centres.

Dr. Browne: Is that the total number of health centres, or is it 1,000 out of——

Mr. Haughey: All health centres.