HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 cc624-5W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the weekly increase needed to the national insurance contribution paid by married women who have exercised their option to pay reduced contributions in order to raise on an actuarial basis sufficient income to provide for entitlement to sickness and invalidity benefit only.

Dr. Boyson

The calculations are complex and will take some time. I shall let the right hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.