HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc309-10W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a financial breakdown of the use made by the Government of the weekly national insurance contribution.

Mr. Prentice

As the weekly income from the national insurance contribution varies considerably the analysis given below relates to annual amounts expected to be received in Great Britain in 1979–80 on the basis of the assumptions used in the report by the Government Actuary on the contributions review, Cmnd.7403.

£ million Per cent.
National insurance fund 9,660 72
National Health Service 825 6
Redundancy fund 160 1
Maternity pay fund 40
Consolidated fund (N.I. Surcharge) 2,785 21
Total 13,470 100

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