§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the most recent estimate of the cost to the national insurance fund, in 1989–90, of minimum contributions to personal pension schemes; and by how much this exceeds the amount taken into account in the Government Actuary's estimate of net contributions to the fund in his report on the draft uprating order (Cm. 537).
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The most recent estimate of the revenue forgone by the national insurance fund in 1989–90 in respect of minimum contribution to personal pension schemes is £2,050 million. This exceeds the amount taken into account in the Government Actuary's estimate of net contribution to the fund by about £1,650 million.