§ Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Mr. Kirkwood) on 3 February,Official Report, column 96, on raising state pensions, what would be the cost separated between employer and employee on average earnings for the changes proposed.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The combined weekly cost in extra national insurance contributions of the proposed changes to a man on average earnings and his employer would be(a) £6 and (b) £5.50. This estimate assumes an equal split between employer and employee.