HC Deb 24 November 1958 vol 596 cc11-2W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what number of persons in the Lewis and Harris area have contracted out of National Insurance under the income limit exemption provision; and what is the total number of insured persons in the area.

Miss Pitt

I regret that the precise information requested is not available, but the number of certificates of exception on the ground of small income current in the area covered by the Stornoway National Insurance Office—which includes N. & S. Uist, Benbecula and Barra in addition to Lewis and Harris—is 2,103. The number of persons in the area who are contributing or excepted is thought to be about 10,000.