§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Minister of Labour what is the deficiency on the un- 1738W employment insurance funds to date; and to what level must unemployment fall before the weekly receipts equal the weekly expenditure?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
The deficiency on the Unemployment Fund is at the present date approximately £11,600,000 out of a borrowing power of £20,000,000. The weekly receipts of the Unemployment Fund would balance the weekly expenditure if unemployment dropped to a figure of about 1,250,000. Any further improvement would put the Fund in a position to begin to liquidate its debt.