HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c130W
154. Major Bruce

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether he will state the aggregate sums paid into and out of the Unemployment Insurance Fund for each of the two year periods to 31st August, 1939, and 31st August, 1947, respectively.

Mr. Steele

In the two years ended 31st August, 1939, the total receipts of the Unemployment Fund were about £136 million and the total payments about £107 million (excluding payments in connection with the debt which then existed). In the two years ended 31st August, 1947, the corresponding figures were £190 million and £60 million.