§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has reached a decision on the recommendation in the reports of recent Rayner scrutinies, that a plastic national insurance number card should be introduced.
§ Mr. Rossi
I intend to replace the present cardboard card which is issued to school leavers and other people registering for national insurance with a more durable plastic card. I hope to issue the new plastic card to people due to receive a card from the end of 1983, but I have no plans to replace those cardboard cards already in existence.