HC Deb 16 December 1980 vol 996 c77W
39. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the level of increases in national insurance contributions.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

As at 15 December I have received three letters on this subject; whilst two complain that the changes represent, in effect, an increase in taxation, the third supports the proposed increases on the ground that national insurance is a good bargain.