Dáil Éireann - Volume 338 - 03 November, 1982

Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Social Welfare Retirement Pension.

119. Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for Social Welfare if the expenditure figures furnished in respect of the social insurance service in a reply to a Parliamentary Question on 13 May 1982 include [851] expenditure for the social welfare retirement pension; and, if not, if he will furnish an amended table of expenditure in the form of a reply to Parliamentary Question No. 637 of 13 May 1982.

Minister for Social Welfare (Dr. Woods): The estimated expenditure figures of the Social Insurance and Occupational Injuries Funds in 1982 as set out in tabular form in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 637 on 13 May 1982 includes the estimated cost of expenditure on retirement pensions in 1982. It was included in the table under the heading of “Other Benefits”. The estimated cost of Retirement Pensions included was £79,165,000 which represented 8.88% of the estimated total expenditure of the Social Insurance and Occupational Injuries Funds in the year.