§ 1. Mr. COUPER
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.