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Personal Incomes (Social Security Payments)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury what was the percentage of personal income involved in social security payments in each of the years 1938–39, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1955–56, and 1960–61.

The following table shows National Insurance and Health contributions—excluding employers' contributions—expressed as a percentage of total personal income. The figures relate to calendar years, as similar information for financial years is not available.

YearPercentage of National Insurance and Health contributions to personal income
19381·1
19502·2
19512·1
19552·0
19602·4