HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2879-80W

asked the Minister of Labour how many officers have been appointed by the Unemployment Assistance Board; what are the terms of their employment as to pensions; and what is the total cost of the salaries in question?


On 1st July, 1935, the total staff of the Unemployment Assistance Board (excluding cleaners) numbered 6,201. Of this total, 4,515 were employed in a temporary capacity and 1,686 were pensionable under the provisions of the Superannuation Acts 1834–1935, or under these Acts, as modified by the Unemployment Assistance Board (Supperannuation) Rules, 1935, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. As regards the last part of the question the actual expenditure on salaries, etc., for the first quarter of the current financial year was at the rate of approximately £1,250,000 per annum.