§ Mr. Wade
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will introduce legislation to extend the crediting of National Insurance contributions to all full-time students at universities and other institutions of further 76W education, in the same way as full-time students up to the age of 18 are already credited.
§ Mr. N. Macpherson
No. It would not be justifiable to subsidise the future benefits of such students out of contributions compulsorily paid by other contributors.