HC Deb 07 December 1933 vol 283 c1803

asked the Minister of Labour how much of the existing debt of the Unemployment Insurance Fund was incurred otherwise than in the payment of standard benefit; and what is the total sum paid out since the institution of the fund otherwise than in standard benefit?


Separate accounts were not kept for standard benefit before 1929. In respect of the benefit years commencing after March, 1929, the accounts of the Unemployment Fund have shown separately the expenditure (including cost of administration) on transitional benefit and transitional payments; this expenditure has amounted to £141,000,000, up to the end of October, 1933, and has been wholly borne by the Exchequer.

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