§ Sir A. Gridley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional expenditure has been approved by Parliament since the outbreak of war in respect of social services, old age pensions, the pay and allowances to men in the fighting Services and the like, showing the total 2212W cost under each item in a full year for which provision will have to be made by the taxpayer.
§ Sir J. Anderson
The answer is as follows(a) Provision made in Civil Estimates, 1939 and 1943 (including Supplementary Estimates) for certain services.
1939 1943 £000 £000 Unemployment Insurance and Assistance 66,513 33,455 Education, including Teachers' Pensions 61,210 70,253 Housing Subsidies 18,465 18,528 National Health Insurance, and Grants for certain Health Services 7,376 10,328 Old Age and Contributory Pensions 69,047 77,855 Supplementary Pensions — 46,250 War Pensions (1914–18 war) 38,629 35,544(b) Expenditure on pensions, etc., arising out of the present war is not provided for in the ordinary Estimates but is charged to the Vote of Credit. The cost in 1942, the last year for which figures are available, was £9,989,000.(c) Excluding post-war credits, the additional charge for the year 1943–44 due to major improvements in Service Pay and Allowances introduced since the outbreak of the present war is estimated at about £160 millions.