§ 67. Mr. A. V. ALEXANDER
asked the Minister of Health the total of the average weekly increase in contributions made by employers and employés, respectively, to health insurance as a result of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts 1925?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, the rate of weekly contributions to health insurance is reduced from l0d. to 9d. in the case of men and from 9d. to 8½d. in the case of women, the employer's share being reduced by one half-penny in each case. The total average weekly increase in the contributions paid for health insurance and pensions purposes jointly as compared with the relative contributions previously paid for health insurance alone may be estimated at about £385,000, of which approximately £200,000 is payable by employers and £185,000 by employés.