HC Deb 06 March 2003 vol 400 c1211W
Mr. Webb

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the yield of increasing the rate of national insurance contributions payable by married women by 1 per cent. of the reduced rate. [101418]

Dawn Primarolo

The estimated full-year yield from increasing the primary Class 1 contribution rate for reduced rate married women optants by one percentage point in 2003–04 is £5million. This estimate has been provided by the Government Actuary Department and is consistent with the November 2002 Pre-Budget Report.