Dáil Éireann - Volume 303 - 02 February, 1978

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Single Parent Families.

[572] 21. Dr. O'Connell asked the Minister for Social Welfare if his Department have any plans to conduct a survey on the numbers and needs of single parent families in Ireland.

Mr. Haughey: A survey on the lines suggested is not contemplated at present. Information as to particular needs of single parent families is, however, provided from time to time by the various organisations concerned with such families and is taken into consideration when reviewing social welfare schemes.

Dr. O'Connell: Through his Department, would the Minister consider making a grant available for such a survey to be conducted by some organisation?

Mr. Haughey: If such a proposal is put up I will certainly consider it.

Dr. O'Connell: Thank you.