§ 2. Mr. POTTS
asked the Minister of Labour the amount paid in Unemployment Benefit for the years 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, and 1930–31 to the latest available date; the amount expended upon premises, new works, etc., for the same period of years as applicable to Unemployment Benefit; and the amount expended in management of the Unemployment Insurance Fund for the same period of years?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)
As the reply involves a tabular statement, I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
|—||1927–28.||1928–29.||1929–30.*||*1930–31 to 7th February.|
|1. Amount paid in unemployment benefit||30,474,045||46,730,424||45,922,536||76,640,000‡|
|2. Amount expended upon premises, new works, etc. (including rentals, furniture, removals, fuel, light, water, cleaning, etc.), as applicable to Unemployment Insurance.||439,796||447,209||499,170||475,950‡|
|3. Amount expended on administration of Unemployment Insurance (including item 2).||4,913,576||5,325,319†||5,462,513||5,543,000‡|
|* Including the amounts payable by the Exchequer in respect of transitional benefit.|
|† £5,071,925 was paid by the Unemployment Fund, being the statutory maximum; the balance of £253,394 remained as a charge on the Exchequer.|
|‡ Approximate figures.|