Dáil Éireann - Volume 534 - 12 April, 2001
Written Answers - Community Employment Schemes.
Mr. Rabbitte Mr. Rabbitte
77. Mr. Rabbitte asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if her attention has been drawn to the fact that, since 1 April 2001, the gap between social welfare rates and the rates obtaining for community employment participants has narrowed; the steps which are proposed to address this situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11181/01]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ms Harney): Rates for participants on the community employment programme, CEP, have been increased effective from 26 March 2001 in line with recent social welfare increases. The basis adult rate is now £104.75 and the rate for participants with adult dependants is £158.75. The gap between unemployment payments and the rates payable on community employment remains unchanged.
Dáil Éireann 534 Written Answers Community Employment Schemes.