HC Deb 05 April 2000 vol 347 c500W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Inland Revenue National Contributions Office began charging a fee for the provision of their own employment details to members of the public. [117776]

Dawn Primarolo

The Inland Revenue National Insurance Contributions office does not normally make a charge to individuals for the provision of information recorded on its National Insurance account. However, an employment history will normally be supplied in the following circumstancesWhere a claim is being made against an employer or former employer for illness injury or disease sustained as a result of the employment. Medical Negligence claims. Serious road traffic accidents.

A fee will be charged, and this service commenced 10 years ago.