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Republic Of Ireland Residents (Benefits)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people now residing in the Republic of Ireland are in receipt of United Kingdom retirement pensions or other welfare benefits payable from Great Britain; and what is the total amount payable.

[pursuant to the reply, 12 February 1980]: At the end of 1979, about 39,250 people in the Republic of Ireland were in receipt of United Kingdom retirement pensions or other benefits administered by the Department. The annual rate of payments amounted to approximately £38 million.