HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 cc1400-2W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the sums estimated for the following items in the new form of accounts which are to be omitted from the Estimates of 1929–30; the sums received from the sale of fee stamps; the contributions received towards the cost of teachers' pensions; the interest on the outstanding debt on the Unemployment Fund; and the cash outstanding on Government funds and certain cases specified by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his financial estimate of Tuesday, 24th April, 1928?


The amounts which would have been included on the expenditure side of the Budget for 1929 but for the accounting changes mentioned in the question are estimated at £7,700,000, namely:—

Fee Stamps 1,350,000
Teachers' Pension contributions 2,900,000
Unemployment Fund Interest 1,800,000
Other interest on borrowings 1,650,000

Had these sums still been included on the expenditure side, there would of course have been a corresponding addition to the revenue.