§ 55. Mrs. Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that his Press advertisement headedYou have until 11 th May to decide to pay reduced-rate national insurancehas led to the belief that women had until 11th May to decide whether to pay reduced-rate national insurance, whereas the decision date in some cases was 6th April, what steps he will take to help women who have been thus misled.
§ Mr. Deakins
The advertisement was not misleading. It explained that married women and widows had until 11th May 1977 to opt out of paying full-rate contributions but that women paying the reduced rate could still change to the full rate with effect from the 6th April next following her giving notice of the change.