§ 20. Mr. HANNON
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the total contribution of the State employers and workers, respectively, under the unemployment insurance schemes for the last financial year; the cost of the total benefits paid and received; and the total working and administrative expenses under all heads for the same period?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
During the last financial year, the contributions to the unemployment fund were approximately — Exchequer,£13,474,000 employers, £19,224,000; workpeople, £17,301,000; the total amount of unemployment benefit paid was about £40,982,000; and the estimated total cost 154 of administration under all heads was £4,328,000, or about 8.7 per cent. of the revenue.