HC Deb 28 April 2003 vol 404 c126W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost will be to public funds in 2003–04 of the rise in national insurance contributions on the salary bill of his Department. [107905]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

We estimate that the changes to employers' national insurance contributions announced in the Budget will increase pay costs on average by 0.7 per cent. next year.

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