I have been asked to reply. The total sums paid by way of State grant to the Unemployment Fund (including the Unemployed Workers' Dependants Funds during the last three years are:—
|For the financial year 1920–21||2,168,640|
|For the financial year 1921–22||8,123,430|
|For the financial year 1922–23 (8½ months)||8,273,350|
Does this not compare very unfavourably with the amount of the subsidies—£167,000,000 as compared with £18,000,000 subsidy and £14,000,000 loan to the unemployed?