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National Insurance Fund

Volume 887: debated on Friday 7 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the amounts paid to the national insurance fund by employees, employers, the Exchequer, and other sources in each year since 1948, respectively, and the proportions of the total annual receipts these amounts represented each year.

The details of contribution receipts from 1953–54 to 1973–74 are given in the following table. A similar breakdown of the contribution receipts before 1953–54 is not available.

CONTRIBUTION RECEIPTS—NATIONAL INSURANCE FUND

Amounts in £000

Employees

Employers

Exchequer

Others (Classes 2 and 3)

Year

Flat-rate

Graduated

Total

Per cent.

Flat-rate

Graduated

Total

Per cent.

Per cent.

Per cent.

1st April—31st March
1953–54232,270232,27042·153218,478218,47839·64970,00012·70430,2735·494
1954–55235,522235,52242·003222,873222,87339·74771,00012·66231,3315·588
1955–56271,969271,96941·038265,279265,27940·02992,00013·88233,4715·051
1956–57278,578278,57840·686274,820274,82040·13896,30014·06534,9975·111
1957–58271,822271,82239·398283,557283,55741·098100,88014·62133,6914·883
1958–59316,858316,85836·928344,884344,88440·194163,17219·01633,1353·862
1959–60321,378321,37836·628350,893350,89339·991168,50019·20436,6534·177
1960–61321,828321,82836·427353,946353,94640·062170,00019·24237,7124·269
1961–62339,43174,010413,44137·476389,82874,010463,83842·045187,38116·98538,5423·494
1962–63338,90190,864429,76537·695389,90190,864480,76542·168188,64016·54540,9523·592
1963–64384,067114,554498,62137·830447,354114,554561,90842·631212,00016·08445,5353·455
1964–65400,102139,019539,12138·032469,315139,019608,33442·914219,00015·44951,1033·605
1965–66482,168152,397634,56536·096637,058152,397789,45544·907281,78816·02952,1832·968
1966–67476,005178,658654,66336·149632,842178,658811,50044·809287,00015·84857,8533·194
1967–68504,852208,691713,54336·385675,568208,691884,25945·091300,00015·29863,2593·226
1968–69571,277221,414792,69136·316760,582221,414981,99644·988342,26115·68065,8283·016
1969–70575,066270,583845,64936·594767,723270,5831,038,30644·930353,52215·29873,4313·178
1970–71594,763394,524989,28737·323789,577394,5241,184,10144·672401,97915·16575,2642·840
1971–72596,142529,7581,125,90037·136795,397529,7581,325,15543·708492,00016·22888,7522·928
1972–73594,722745,9991,340,72137·433834,053745,9991,580,05244·115556,00015·524104,8842·928
1973–74584,263966,6951,550,95836·819966,902966,6951,933,59745·902597,00014·172130,8683·107

Notes:

(1) The flat-rate contributions paid before 1969–70 include small amounts subsequently refunded as paid in error. Information as to the make up of the refunds is not available.
(2) In addition to the amounts shown in the table, the National Insurance Fund and the National Insurance Reserve Fund earned interest of about £50 million a year on the balances. This has been excluded in calculating the proportion of the payments represented by the

various contributions.