HC Deb 16 February 1939 vol 343 c1877
24. Mr. Pilkington

asked the Minister of Labour the financial state of the Unemployment Fund in September, 1931, and September, 1938?

Mr. E. Brown

At 30th September, 1931, the debt of the Unemployment Fund was about £104,000,000 and was increasing at the rate of about £1,000,000 a week. At 30th September, 1938, the debt had been reduced to about £81,530,000 and the Fund held a balance on its general account of about £44,130,000.

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