HC Deb 25 January 1940 vol 356 c796W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Labour the total amount of payments made for unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance, for 12 months, to any convenient date recently?

Mr. E. Brown

In the year ended 31st December, 1939, the approximate expenditure on unemployment benefit was £41,500,000 and on unemployment allowances £,30,000,00o.