§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Minister of Labour what was the amount of the contributions paid into the Unemployment Insurance Fund during the past year; and what was the total amount of benefit paid out during the same period?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The total contributions paid into the Unemployment Fund during the year ended 31st December, 1928, amounted approximately to—
£ Contributions from employers and employed persons 30,780,000 Contributions from Exchequer 11,760,000 Total £42,540,000
The total amount of unemployment benefit paid out during the same period was approximately £44,260,000.