HC Deb 12 December 1972 vol 848 cc75-6W
40. Sir B. Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now seek powers to increase the rates of contribution to the National Insurance Scheme.

Sir K. Joseph

No. The rates of contribution were last increased on 2nd October 1972 and are calculated by the Government Actuary to be adequate to support the benefits currently payable.