§ Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will now state the amount due in National Insurance contributions to the latest available date: and the amount actually received.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
As 1 stated in reply to the hon. Member on 21st September, I regret that such figures are not available. I would add that owing, among other things, to the day-to-day variations in the number of contributors as a result of sickness, unemployment and other factors, it is never possible at any particular moment to make an exact comparison between the income due to and actual receipts by the Fund.