§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the total amount of unemployment benefit claimed in each of the past five years in(a) Inverclyde, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole.
§ Mr. Roger Evans
The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.307W
EU— contributions towards pensions Employer Employee Ceiling Benefits covered Portugal 24 per cent. 11 per cent. No Old age, survivors, sickness, maternity, invalidity, unemployment, family Spain 24.4 per cent. 4.9 per cent. Yes Old age, survivors, survivors, sickness, invalidity, family benefits Sweden1 Basic pension: 7.45 per cent. Supplementary pension: 13 per cent. Nil No Old age, survivors, invalidity UK No contributions for weekly earnings below £57; otherwise: 3.6 per cent., 5.6 per cent., 7.6 per cent. or 10.2 per cent., depending on level of earnings Rates are reduced by 3 per cent. if employee is contracted out of state earnings-related pension No contributions for weekly earnings below £57; otherwise: 2 per cent. of £57 plus 10 per cent. Rates are reduced by 1.8 per cent. if employee is contracted out of state earnings-related pension Employees only Old age, survivors, sickness, maternity, invalidity, unemployment
Social Protection in the Member States of the Union—MISSOC 1994
1Comparative tables of social security schemes—Council of Europe 1992