Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on National Insurance Contributions on 27th January 1987.
Mr. Yeo Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the direct revenue effect in 1986-
Mr. Major It is estimated that such a change to all rates of employers' and employees' national insurance contributions in 1986-
Mr. Neil Hamilton Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, what would be the cost of abolishing employers' national insurance contributions in all assisted regions.
Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 26 January 1987]: I regret that the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.