Dáil Éireann - Volume 305 - 06 April, 1978

Written Answers. - Employment Incentive Scheme.

459. Mr. R. Ryan asked the Minister for Labour if he will furnish a [278] detailed breakdown of the categories of jobs which have so far qualified for and in respect of which payment of employment incentive subsidies were made, including the numbers involved in each category; and if he will furnish particularly the number of (a) bank (b) insurance and (c) other services' employees in respect of whom such subsidies have been paid.

Minister for Labour (Mr. G. Fitzgerald): The information requested is contained in the following statement:

Categories of employment, and the numbers involved, in respect of which premiums under the Employment Incentive Scheme have been approved and paid up to 31 March 1978

Category of Employment

Number of Employers

Number of Employees

Food

53

370

Drink and Tobacco

10

95

Textiles

34

460

Clothing and Footwear

88

620

Wood and Furniture

80

215

Paper and Printing

47

120

Chemicals and Chemical Products

23

123

Clay Products, Glass, Cement, etc.

46

173

Metal and Engineering (including vehicles)

145

1,022

Other Manufacturing Industries

120

644

Agriculture

237

278

Commerce

33

89

Insurance, Finance and Business Services

1

1

Transport, Communication, Storage

2

3

Professional Services

7

14

Personal Services (excluding Hotels, Restaurants etc.)

1

1

Building and Construction

26

74

Hotel and Catering

5

240

Totals

958

4,542

Notes:

(1) The classification used is the industrial classification as used by the Central Statistics Office.

(2) The numbers of (a) bank (b) insurance and (c) other services' employees in respect of whom premiums have been paid are nil, one and 107 respectively.