HC Deb 26 February 1959 vol 600 cc194-5W
Mr. Crossman

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how much of the maximum and minimum National Insurance contributions proposed in the National Insurance Bill for an employed person is attributable to benefits other than those for old age, industrial injuries, and the National Health Service.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

As I explained during the discussions on the Bill, the contributions embodied in it are arrived at on the assessment principle, and consequently seek to provide an annual income adequate to meet annual expenditure in respect of all the benefits of the scheme. The contribution has, therefore, not been compiled from elements specifically attributed to particular benefits.