808. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients and cost to the Exchequer of the one-parent family payment, jobseeker’s transition payment and family income supplement in 2015 and in 2016 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26126/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Social Welfare Schemes Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The following table provides details of the average number of recipients getting a payment each week on Jobseeker’s Allowance, One Parent Family Payment and Family Income Supplement for 2015 and for 2016 up to end of August:
 2015 outturn 2016 YTD end Aug 2016 Jobseeker’s Allowance expenditure (€’000) 2,742,509 1,674,371 average number receiving a payment each week 264,070 243,380 One Parent Family Payment expendi...