HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc315-6W
Mr. O'Hara

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was expended from national insurance contributions on(a) contributory benefits and (b) the NHS in each year since 1991–92; and what the forecasted expenditure is for each of the next 10 years. [80825]

Dawn Primarolo

Available estimates and outturn of benefit expenditure, 1991–92 to 2005–06, are published on the DWP website "http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd4/Table1.xls

The amount of the NHS allocation from national insurance contributions is published in the accounts of the national insurance fund each year, copies of which are held in the House of Commons Library.

The Government Actuary's Department's estimates for the NHS allocation from NIC receipts for 2001–02 to 2005–06 are shown in the table:

Great Britain 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
NHS allocation of NIC receipts 7,240 7,560 15,570 17,840 18,780