HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 c1811
46. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of capital investments in the National Health Insurance and Unemployment Funds; and whether he will give details of the securities held and their cost price.

Sir S. Cripps

Accounts showing the nominal amounts of securities held in the National Health Insurance and Unemployment Funds at 4th July, 1948, the closing date before transfer of the Funds to the National Insurance Funds, will shortly be laid before the House. Fuller particulars of these Funds have been given in the National Health Insurance Fund Accounts for the year ended 31st December, 1946 (House of Commons Paper 107) and in the Unemployment Fund Accounts, 1946–47 (House of Commons Paper 108), and final Accounts for the closing period to 4th July, 1948, will be laid before the House early next year. In accordance with long-established practice, I am not prepared to anticipate or add to the information given to Parliament under Statute.

Sir W. Smithers

Will the Chancellor give an undertaking that when these particulars are published he will give the cost price of the securities in the list?

Sir S. Cripps

They will be given in accordance with the statutory requirements.