HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 cc62-3W
104. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average monthly cost to the Exchequer, over any recent convenient period, of the Women's Voluntary Service.

Mr. Younger

The average monthly cost of the Women's Voluntary Services falling on the Home Office (War Services) Vote is at present £13,000. To this figure must be added the cost to the Exchequer in respect of rent, rates, repairs, office furniture, stationery, telephones, etc. The separate cost of these services in respect of the Women's Voluntary Services could only be ascertained by an unjustifiable expenditure of time and labour. In addition, certain expenditure incurred by the Women's Voluntary Services on behalf of other Departments is repaid direct by those Departments.