§ 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.
§ 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.