§ Sir B. Janner
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many people are now insured under the National Insurance scheme; how many pay contributions under the new pensions scheme; and what percentage of the population over school-leaving age and retirement age this represents.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
National Insurance contributions are currently payable for about 24¼ million persons. The numbers also paying contributions under the graduated pensions scheme will not be known until the records of the first year's contributions on the P.A.Y.E. forms have been received and analysed.