§ 5. Mr. LAWSON
asked the Minister of Labour the total increased amount which has accrued to the Unemployment Insurance Fund due to the increased contributions paid by the workmen since 1931 up to the most recent date; and the total amount of which the fund has been relieved by the reduction of benefit by 10 per cent. from 1931 until the restoration this year?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
The share of the employed persons in the increased unemployment insurance contributions paid from 5th October, 1931, to 30th September, 1935, was approximately £24,500,000. The reduction in the amount of benefit, chargeable to the insurance account of the fund, by reason of the lower rates of benefit which were operative during the period 17th October, 1931, to 30th June, 1934, was about £15,000,000.