§ Sir W. BRASS
asked the Minister of Labour the cost to the Exchequer of transitional payments for the year 31st October, 1931 to 31st October, 1932?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)
The cost to the Exchequer of transitional payments, including administration, during the year ended 31st October, 1932, was approximately £46,900,000.
§ 72. Sir W. BRASS
asked the Minister of Labour what the approximate increased cost to the Exchequer would be if the means test under the Unemployment Insurance Acts was abolished?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
It is estimated that the increased cost to the Exchequer if the needs test were abolished would be, at the present rate of expenditure on transitional payments, approximately, £15,000,000 per annum.