§ Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will take steps to amend the rules concerning the necessity for those persons who have passed a course of full-time education to pay National Insurance for that period within six years.
§ Mr. Dean
No. Time limits must be imposed in fairness to the general body of contributors to the National Insurance scheme. The concession allowing full-time students six years from the end of their course in which to pay contributions for the period of the course, if they wish to do so, is generous. They are not obliged to nay, although it is in their interest to do so.