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National Insurance Fund

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) benefit expenditure, (b) balance, (c) surplus above one-sixth of annual benefit expenditure and (d) revenue of the National Insurance Fund was in each year since 1997; (227663)

(2) how much the Government has borrowed from the National Insurance Fund to pay for non-national insurance-funded programmes in each year since 1997.

The information requested is provided in the National Insurance Fund Accounts that are published annually. Copies of the Accounts are available in the Library of the House.

Any surplus in the National Insurance Fund is held in a short-term investment account run by the Commissioners for the reduction of national debt.