HC Deb 30 January 1995 vol 253 cc521-2W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the total credit made to the national insurance fund each year by Her Majesty's Government on behalf of(a) women and (b) men each year as a result of their child caring responsibilities.

Mr. Arbuthnot

No actual sums of money are credited to the national insurance fund in these circumstances. The state pension position of people with child caring responsibilities can be protected by home responsibilities protection which works by reducing the number of years of contributions otherwise needed for the basic pension.