HC Deb 19 February 1931 vol 248 cc1420-1
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.
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