HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 cc2886-7W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state the respective amounts of the insurance funds of the various Government insurance schemes at the end of the last financial year, and the average amount of the weekly payment from the said funds?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

The assets of the funds mentioned below on 31st December, 1936, in the case of Health Insurance and 31st March, 1937, in the other cases and the average weekly outgoings in respect of benefit and administration were as follow:

Assets. Average weekly outgoings.
£ £
Health Insurance 141,570,000 729,000
Widows' Pensions 19,150,000 870,000
Unemployment Insurance 43,700,000 775,000

The assets in the case of Health Insurance do not include approximately £44,000,000 in respect of Reserve Values. The figures for Unemployment Insurance do not include the funded debt of the Fund or the outgoings for the service of that debt.