HC Deb 04 April 1957 vol 568 cc75-6W
Mr. McKay

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what would be the additional income to the National Insurance Fund if all who now pay contributions had to pay 5 per cent. of their incomes to the Fund regardless of whether they were employed, self-employed or non-employed; and if he will base his calculation as an approximation on the£13,205 million stated as income before tax in the White Paper on National Income and Expenditure for 1955, Table 28, the employers' contributions to be the same as that of their employees.

Miss Pitt

As the proportion of total income attributable to persons now paying contributions is not known it is not possible to produce any worthwhile estimate on the basis suggested.