HC Deb 05 November 1976 vol 918 c722W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is now the case that persons who decide to give up work before retirement age may be required to continue paying national insurance contributions, even though they are willing to accept a diminution in future benefits.

Mr. Orme

No. Since 6th April 1975 the payment by non-employed persons of Class 3 contributions has been voluntary.