§ 15. Mr. NEIL MACLEAN (for Mr. KIRKWOOD)
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what contribution is to be paid by Dumbarton to the Unemployment Assistance Board under Part II of the Unemployment Assistance Act, 1934; how this compares with Oxford, which has five times the population of Dumbarton and little unemployment; and how much Dumbarton's contribution will represent in rates to the local ratepayers?
§ Sir A. LAMBERT WARD (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)
I have been asked to reply. The estimated con tribution by the Burgh of Dumbarton to the Unemployment Assistance Fund under Part II of the Unemployment Act, 1934, is £6, 200 per annum, but, after taking into account the block grant appropriate to the transferred expenditure, the net charge to the local authority is£2, 492, which is equivalent to a rate of 4½d.per The estimated contribution to be made by the City of Oxford is£200.
§ Sir A.LAMBERT WARD
I will ask my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland to communicate with the hon. Gentleman on the subject.