HC Deb 18 March 1926 vol 193 c563

asked the Minister If Pensions what was the total amount expended in administration and pensions during the last financial year in Scotland; and what proportion it bears to the total expenditure in the United Kingdom?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)

It is estimated that the total costs of pensions and other benefits for Scotland for the year 1924–1925 was £6,220,000, representing nearly 10 per cent. of the total expenditure on pensions and other benefits in the United Kingdom. I regret that it would not be possible to answer the first part of the question without an analysis, which I fear would be impracticable, of the common services of the Ministry and its Parliamentary and general administrative work.