HC Deb 25 March 1993 vol 221 c678W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much extra an employee on £13,000 per annum will pay in national insurance contributions according to his Budget proposals.

Miss Widdecombe

An employee earning £13,000 per annum would pay an extra £1.94 per week in national insurance contributions in 1994–95 compared with 1993–94.

Note: The calculation assumes that the Lower Earnings Limit of £56 per week for 1993–94 applies in 1994–95. However, if the Lower Earnings Limit for 1994–95 is raised as usual in line with an increase in the rate of the basic Retirement Pension, the additional contributions payable will be slightly less.
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the number of people in 1993–94 who pay national insurance contributions but are not liable to income tax.

Miss Widdecombe

[pursuant to her reply, 25 February 1993, columns 681–82]: It is estimated that in 1993–94 there will continue to be in the region of 0.5 million contributors whose earnings fall below the PAYE threshold.