HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c243W
84. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of National Insurance approximately how much of the weekly insurance contribution, payable by the individual on and after 5th July, will be a contribution to the Health Service.

85. Mr. Odey

asked the Minister of National Insurance what portion of the national insurance contribution of 4s. 11d. per week paid by workers as from 5th July onwards will be devoted to the National Health Service.

Mr. Steele

Section 37 of the National Insurance Act provides for lump sum payments to be made out of the National Insurance Fund to the Exchequer as a contribution towards the cost of the National Health Service. These lump sum payments are financed by allocating 8½d. out of each weekly National Insurance contribution paid by an employed man and 6½d. by an employed woman. In addition, 1½d. of the employer's contribution is allocated to the National Health Service. In the case of self-employed and non-employed persons the corresponding allocations are 10d. for a man and 8d. for a woman.

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