I hear an hon. member, greatly concerned, say "No, no". The unemployment insurance fund is a trust fund which has been established to protect the working class of this country, and it has been built up through the contributions of the workers, the employers and the general public.
The records show that the fund was in good condition under the previous administration. When the present government took office on June 30, 1957 there was left in the fund the sum of $852 million. As at June 30 this year the fund was down to $296 million.
Topic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR