§ 9. Mr. HUNT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now say for what purpose he intends to apply the surplus of £6,500,000, and, if not, can he say when he will be able to tell the House how this surplus is to be spent; and will he in any case be able to tell the House before the Adjournment in August?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd George)
I will refer the hon. Member to the answers given to him on the 8th and 20th May, to which I have nothing to add.
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I am afraid that in the absence of the Prime Minister I could not answer that question.
§ Mr. WILLIAM THORNE
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he will consider whether £3,000,000 of the surplus could not be set aside for the purpose of giving the State Insurance benefits as soon as the National Insurance Act comes into operation?