HC Deb 29 March 1993 vol 222 c74W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the full year cost of increasing all national insurance benefits by(a) 0.5 per cent. and (b) 0.3 per cent. in 1993–94.

Miss Widdecombe

The Government Actuary's Department estimates are in the table.

All national insurance benefits
Year Percentage increase Full year cost £ million
1993–94 0.5 198
1993–94 0.3 119