Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Education and Skills
Social Welfare Code
Ruairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
Prior to 1st April 1974 an insurable income limit was laid down by the then Department of Social Welfare and if an individuals earnings exceeded these limits a Social Welfare contribution was not payable by the employee. From 1 January 1973 the earnings of the person mentioned were in excess of the insurable limit of £1,600 and therefore she was not liable to pay a social welfare contribution. My Department has confirmed from our records that a Health Contribution was deducted from Ms Harney’s remuneration during the period in question.