HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc714-5W

asked the Minister of Health if, in connection with National Health Insurance, he will issue a Return, in the form of a revenue account, of the receipts and expenditure for the last recorded year, including in the receipts the Treasury payments under separate headings, and including in the expenditure the payments for each benefit (stated. separately); and, in the event of there, being other payments for fees, salaries, hostages, printing, travelling, rent, rates and taxes, etc., whether he will add them in a footnote, so that the entire expenditure on National Health Insurance may be shown?

RETURN SHOWING ESTIMATES RECEIPTS and EXPENDITURE (in round figures) under the National Health Insurance Acts in the year 1918, for England and Wales.
Receipts £
Cash at Bank of England, 1st January, 1918 530,000
Cash in hand of approved societies and insurance committees
1st January, 1918 890,000
Contributions of employers and employed persons 16,250,000
Interest and sundry receipts 2,360,000
Exchequer— £
Medical and sanatorium benefit 2,767,000
Sickness, disablement and maternity benefits 1,556,000
Sickness benefit (Women's Equalisation Fund for 1917 and 1918) 445,000
Sickness benefit (recoupment, invalided soldiers) 322,000
Administration expenses of approved societies and insurance
committees 687,000
Central administration expenses 393,000
Expenditure. £
Medical benefit 4,840,000
Sanatorium benefit 731,000
Sickness and disablement benefits 5,600,000
Maternity benefit 886,000
Administration expenses— £
Approved Societies 1,944,000
Insurance committees 278,000
Central administration 412,000
Sums invested— £
By National Debt Commissioners 3,737,000
By approved societies 6,110,000
Cash at Bank of England, 31st December, 1918 802,000
Cash in hands of approved societies and insurance committees
31st December, 1918 860,000

EXPENDITURE in connection with National Health Insurance is also incurred by other Government Departments, the estimated amount of which in 1918 was as follows:—
Office Accommodation (Buildings, Furniture, Fuel and Light, etc.) 30,400
Rates 3,900
Stationery and Printing 53,700
Audit 73,900
Revenue Departments, Customs and Excise 2,400
Revenue Departments, Post Office 100,700