HC Deb 21 July 1981 vol 9 c87W
Mr. Bevan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in those cases where subcontracted self-employed persons have been deemed to be employees rather than self-employed, how many such newly assessed employees have been asked to pay the appropriate class I (secondary) contributions; and what number of corresponding class I (primary employee) contributions have been exacted.

Mrs. Chalker

No employee is required to pay secondary contributions. The sole working director of a limited liability company may regard himself as self-employed, but he is an employed earner for the purposes of the Social Security Acts, and his company is liable to pay the secondary class I contribution. No record is kept of the number of people in this position, and the information could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.