§ 20. Mr. H. G. Williams
asked the Minister of Labour the surplus of the Unemployment Fund on 31st March, 1937?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The financial condition of the Unemployment Fund at the end of last year was dealt with in the recent report of the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee. On 31st March, 1937, the Unemployment Fund had a total balance of about 43,700,000, but this is not properly described as a surplus.
§ Mr. Williams
Is the interest which is received on this surplus greater or less than the interest paid on the debt?
§ Mr. R. Robinson
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider using some of this surplus for improving conditions?