§ Mr. Willis
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the number of houses in Edinburgh, derequisitioned by the War Office, that have been requisitioned by the Edinburgh Corporation.
§ Mr. Buchanan
None of the 37 houses in Edinburgh notified as derequisitioned or about to be derequisitioned by the War Office, has been requisitioned by the Corporation because of assurances received from the owners that the houses would be resumed as dwellings for themselves, or
Financial year. Number of Staff. Average during year exclusive of cleaners and staff loaned to other Government Depts, or H.M. Forces. Expenditure Administration (excluding Allied Services). Unemployment allowances supplementary pensions (from August, 1940) and a Grant in Aid (from April, 1939). Total. £000's £000's £000's 1934–5 5,945 (a) 407 9,500 (b) 9,907 1935–6 6,300 1,397 42,415 (b) 43,812 1936–7 6,728 1,506 37,429 (b) 38,935 I937–8 7,718 1,756 36,689 38,445 1938–9 7,824 1,844 35,336 37,180 1939–40 7,511 1,910 27,343 29,253 1940–1 11,743 (c) 3,124 28,256 31,380 1941–2 15,005 3,841 31,307 35,148 1942–3 11,373 3,360 39,927 43,287 1943–4 8,790 3,044 47,172 50,216 1944–5 8,079 3,050 58,518 61,568 (a) Staff as at 31st March, 1935. (b) Paid out of Transitional Payments account of the Unemployment Fund. (c) Increase due to introduction of Supplementary Pensions Scheme. The Assistance Board's administration expenses include expenses incurred in administering the Vote for the Assistance Board, the Vote for Supplementary Pensions (from August, 1940) and during the war emergency investigating applications by members of H.M. Forces for dependants allowances, etc. (on behalf of the Service Departments), for services on behalf of the Ministry of Pensions in connection with payments of injury allowances, and investigation of applications for war service grants, and on behalf of the Board of Trade in connection with the scheme of compensation under the War Damage Act, 1943, the replacement of lost clothing coupons and the issue of utility furniture permits.
sold with immediate occupation or subdivided to form additional houses.