HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 cc146-7W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will estimate the amount paid in National Insurance, excluding contributions to SERPS, as a percentage of national income for each income decile of the working population for(a) 1997–98 (b) 2002–03 and (c) 2007–08 and (d) each 10 years to 2047–48; what impact he estimates the changes will have on the re-distributive nature of national insurance contributions; and if he will make a statement. [74176]

Mr. Timms

Information is not available in the form requested because Class 1 National Insurance contributions are not separable into elements for SERPS or for the other benefits paid out of the National Insurance Fund. The information that is available is in the table and relates to gross Class 1 contributions as a percentage of all employed earnings by earnings decile. This takes account of the changes to the structure of Class 1 contributions announced in the Chancellor's 1998 and 1999 Budgets.