HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2092-3W
Mr. A. Jenkins

asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons in the employ of the Unemployment Assistance Board; and the total expenditure on administration, stating the cost of wages and salaries, separately?

Mr. E. Brown

The staff of the Unemployment Assistance Board, including staff seconded for duty in other Departments and staff serving in the armed Forces of the Crown, numbered 8,365 in December, 1939. The total cost of administration during the calendar year 1939 amounted to about £4,760,000 and comprised £1,740,000 for salaries and wages of the Board's staff, £225,000 for other administration expenses of the Board, and £2,795,000 for services rendered by other Government Departments and the accruing liability for superannuation.

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