§ Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Health the total income during the last financial year from employers, employés, and the Exchequer under the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, and the amount expended in benefits during the same period?
Sir H. YOUNG
The finances of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, are not kept separate from those of the Contributory Pensions Act, 1929. The amounts under both Acts for the year ended 31st March, 1931, are as follow:
£ Receipts from contributions (of which the portions payable by employers and employés are estimated to be £12,061,000 and £11,377,000 respectively) 23,438,000 Receipts from the Exchequer 9,000,000 Amount expended in benefits (including expenses of administration) 34,607,000