Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Education and Skills

Social Welfare Code

9:00 pm

Photo of Peter MathewsPeter Mathews (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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Question 209: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he retains a record of employment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9141/12]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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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.

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