Sir G. HAMILTON
asked the Minister of Labour if he will state what is the average annual cost to the country of the maintenance of one unemployed man, and what is the average cost of all unemployed men, women and children respectively?
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
The only figures I can give are those for the amounts paid by way of insurance benefit and transitional payments. They average £55 per annum for adult men (including those with dependants) unemployed and drawing benefit throughout the year and £35 per annum for adult women unemployed and drawing benefit throughout the year.