HC Deb 05 March 1985 vol 74 c467W
65. Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if his Department is undertaking any research into the connection between the creation of jobs and the level of employee national insurance contribution.

Mr. Alan Clark

The Department is not undertaking any research in isolation into the connection between employee national insurance contributions and the level of employment. Some research has been commissioned from the Centre for Labour Economics into the factors that determine the demand for employment. This has included the cost of labour to employees, one item of which is employees' national insurance contributions.

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