HC Deb 03 February 1964 vol 688 c108W
41. Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance if he will authorise banks to pay, through bankers' orders signed by self-employed persons, National Insurance contributions in advance as a facility for such persons who do not maintain accountancy staff.

Mrs. Thatcher

Any system of payment in advance would have to provide for adjustments for later changes of circumstances. For this and other reasons my right hon. Friend thinks that such a system, which would be more expensive to administer than payment by weekly insurance stamps, would also be more troublesome to all concerned.