§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Minister of Health what was the total amount of contributions to health insurance paid in the year 1919 by insured contributors, by employers, and by the State, respectively, and the amount disbursed in benefits?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The following statement gives (in round figures) the particulars asked for, as respects England and Wales:1144W
Statement showing approximate receipts and expenditure under the National Health Insurance Acts in the, year 1919 for England and. Wales. Receipts. £ Cash at Bank of England, 1st January, 1919 802,000 Cash in hands of Approved Societies and Insurance Committees, 1st January,1919, 831,000 Contributions: Employers 7,091,000 Employed persons 9,025,000 Exchequer (including statutory proportion of benefit and sundry grants in aid) 7,230,000 Interest and sundry receipts 2,547,000 £27,526,000 Expenditure. Medical Benefit 5,743,000 Sanatorium Benefit 916,000 Sickness and Disablement Benefit 6,045,000 Maternity Benefit 1,036,000 Administration Expenses: £ Approved Societies 2,250,000 Insurance Committees 363,000 Central Administration 612,000 3,225,000 Sums invested: £ By National Debt Commissioners 1,110,000 7,811,000 By Approved Societies 8,921,000 Cash at Bank of England, 31st December, 1919 427,000 Cash in hands of Approved Societies and Insurance Committees, 31st December, 1919 1,213,000 £27,526,000