HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 cc131-2W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the level of social security contributions in Scotland over each of the last five years(a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total. [92388]

Dawn Primarolo

The available estimates of the share of National Insurance contributions made by Scottish residents are based on a 1 per cent. sample of National Insurance records in respect of employees. The latest information available is given in the table:

Estimated Scottish share of UK total Percentage Scottish estimate £ billion
1994–95 8.7 3.7
1995–96 8.6 3.8
1996–97 9.0 4.2

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