§ 16. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Minister of Labour the amount of surplus cash carried to the credit of the Unemployment Insurance Fund in each of the last three financial years?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The excess receipts of the Unemployment Fund over payments during each of the three financial years ended 31st March, 1939, were:
§ Mr. Kirkwood
The right hon. Gentleman will realise that this amount has been contributed by those from 18 to 65 years of age and after that age they go off the fund. Cannot a payment be made from the fund to raise the allowances of old age pensioners?
§ 17. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Minister of Labour particulars showing the amount of surplus derived from unemployment insurance payments made on account of persons in the following age groups: 18 to 35 years, 36 to 55 years, and 56 to 65 years?