HC Deb 14 March 1924 vol 170 cc2736-7W

asked the Minister of Health what was the total of the contributions paid into the National Health Insurance Fund in 1922; what proportion was paid by employers, employés, and the State, respectively; how much was paid out in sickness, disablement, and maternity benefits, respectively; how much was paid to panel practitioners; and what is the total balance in the insurance funds?


The figures relating to England and Wales for 1922 are as follow:

The total of the contributions by employers and employés paid into the National Health Insurance Fund was £22,384,000 of which approximately £11,742,000 was paid by employers and £10,642,000 by employés. The State contribution which takes the form of payment of the statutory proportion of the cost of National Health Insurance benefits and administration, together with sundry grants-in-aid and cost of central administration, was £7,429,000.

The amounts paid out under the headings specified in the question were:

Sickness Benefit 8,273,000
Disablement Benefit 3,287,000
Maternity Benefit 1,606,000
Payments to Insurance Practitioners 6,317,000

The accumulated funds at the end of the year amounted to about £90,000,000.