HC Deb 07 May 2003 vol 404 c767W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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. [107901]

Mr. Leslie

It is estimated the changes to employers' National Insurance contributions will increase pay costs on average by 0.7 per cent. next year.