HC Deb 14 December 1994 vol 251 c673W
Mr. Hawksley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many persons are eligible for a national insurance card.

Mr. Arbuthnot

Everyone who is registered for national insurance on the national insurance recording system is eligible to receive a national insurance number card. It is estimated that, at 5 December, there were 62,058,200 people registered on the system.