HC Deb 13 April 1932 vol 264 cc830-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amounts paid by the Exchequer, for the year ending 31st March last, to the Unemployment Insurance, to the National Health Insurance, to the Contributory Pensions (Old Age, Widows', and Orphans'), to Poor Law funds, and to old age pensions (non-contributory)?


The amounts paid by the Exchequer for the year ended 31st March, 1932, to the services mentioned by my hon. Friend are as follow:

Unemployment Fund (including sums borrowed by the Fund and grants in respect of transitional benefits and transitional payments) 89,600,000
National Health Insurance Fund 6,362,000
Contributory Pensions Scheme 10,000,000
Old Age Pensions (including contributory old age pensions where the recipients are over 70 years of age) 37,900,000

No grant is paid from the Exchequer directly in aid of Poor Law funds. It may be that in referring to them, my hon. Friend has in mind transitional payments. The amount of such payments is included in the sum given above for the payment to the Unemployment Fund.