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Southern Ireland (Benefit)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 20 June 1922

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asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that large numbers of unemployed are receiving unemployment pay from the Cork Employment Exchange, and if the funds distributed are provided by the British taxpayers or by the Provisional Government of Southern Ireland; and which Government is responsible for the distribution of unemployment pay at Cork?

The Provisional Government is responsible for the payment of unemployment pay in the area within their jurisdiction and any funds necessary for this purpose are provided by that Government.