HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 c418W
Mrs. Wise

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers have earnings(a) above the national insurance contributions maximum payments ceiling and (b) below the lower earnings limit; and how many in each case are women.

Mr. Oppenheim

It is estimated that in April 1994 there were 3.1 million employees earning above the national insurance upper earnings limit and 3.1 million employees earning below the national insurance lower earnings limit. The corresponding numbers for women were 0.5 million and 2.3 million respectively.