HC Deb 23 May 1991 vol 191 cc575-6W
Mr. Robert B. Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will set out in tabular form for 1991–92(a) the projected income from employees' national insurance contributions, (b) the estimated current expenditure (i) of the national health service, (ii) on state retirement pension, (iii) on unemployment benefit and (iv) on all other social security payments and (c) the percentage (a) represents of (b).

Mr. Jack

The information requested on estimated income and expenditure in 1991–92 is in the table.

£ billion
(a) Employees national insurance contributions1 13.7
(b) Expenditure of the NHS 31.8
Expenditure on retirement pension2 25.5
Expenditure on unemployment benefit 1.0
Expenditure on all other social security payments3 36.4
(c) Percentage (a) represents of (b) 14.5 per cent.
1 Includes £1.9 billion contribution to the NHS.
1 Excluding non-contributory retirement pension.

3 All other social security benefit spending including all local authority spending on housing benefit and community charge benefit.