§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what numbers paid national insurance contributions as self-employed people in each of the years 1979 to 1989.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Fife, Central (Mr. McLeish) on 16 November 1989 at column442. Agreed figures for 1988–89 are still not available.