§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he has received the report by the Government Actuary on the operation of the Social Security Acts since 1985.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I have today laid before the House a report that the Government Actuary has made on the operation of Social Security Acts between April 1985 and April 1990 in accordance with section 137 of the Social Security Act 1975. The report provides a detailed forward look into the next century of the possible future costs of benefits paid out of the national insurance fund and the contributions likely to be needed to pay for them. The report also takes account of proposals in the Pensions Bill and I welcome the extra information it provides to the debate.