Dáil Éireann - Volume 308 - 11 October, 1978
Written Answers. - Employment Maintenance Scheme.
Mr. B. Desmond Mr. B. Desmond
499. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for Labour the amount of  moneys provided in the 1978 Budget under the £5 per worker employment maintenance scheme for the textiles, clothing, footwear and tanning industries for assistance to each of these industries; the number of employees concerned in each sector and the total amount of State moneys expended to date by the Government on this scheme.
Minister for Labour (Mr. G. Fitzgerald) Eugene (Gene) Fitzgerald
Minister for Labour (Mr. G. Fitzgerald): A sum of £5 million was provided in this year's budget in respect of the scheme referred to for the period 3 April 1978 to 31 December 1978.
Claims have been approved in respect of:— 15,482 workers in the clothing industry; 3,013 workers in the footwear industry; 179 workers in the tanning industry; 7,836 workers in the textiles industry.
A total amount of £1,346,352 has been paid up to and including 9 October 1978 in respect of the quarter ended 30 June.
Dáil Éireann 308 Written Answers. Employment Maintenance Scheme.