HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc114-5W
27. Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many civil servants are now employed in keeping and checking records of national insurance contributions.

Mr. Deakins

Records Division of the Department's Newcastle Central Office employs 4,811 people on maintaining national insurance records and supplying information from them to local offices. The records deal with contributions and benefit matters as an integrated process, and a detailed breakdown is not available. The contributions work done in local offices includes a small element of checking which is not separately calculable.