HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c433W
55. Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that his Press advertisement headed You have until 11 th May to decide to pay reduced-rate national insurance has 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.