§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are owed outstanding national insurance contribution rebates for the 1999–2000 tax year, broken down into(a) those with personal pensions and (b) those in contracted-out money purchase pension schemes. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
There are approximately 683,000 people awaiting a NIC rebate for the 1999–2000 tax year. This figure represents approximately 1.4 per cent. of the total end of year receipts received so far.105W
The outstanding total can be broken down as follows:
- (a) 656,000 people with a personal pension;
- (b) 27,000 people who are in a contracted-out money purchase scheme.