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Cost Of Administration

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 14 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour how much per payment to members drawing benefit the cost of administering the Insurance Act, Part II, through the exchanges, works out at?

During the financial year 1921–1922 the approximate cost of administering the Unemployment Insurance Acts at exchanges and elsewhere (including services rendered by other Departments and the payments made to associations administering State benefit) divided by the number of payments made during the year would show a cost of 1s. 2d. per payment. The total cost referred to covers all work under the Acts, including the collection and recording of contributions, the determination and payment of claims, and the testing of claims by the offer of suitable employment. The approximate total cost of administration involved as above is 25,150,000, of which sum approximately 23,635,000 is borne by the Unemployment Fund.