National Insurance Contributions Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 2nd July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Lord Forsyth of Drumlean Conservative 3:45 pm, 2nd July 2008

My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister. With regard to the point about the tax-to-GDP ratio, can the Minister confirm that, had the tax burden remained the same as it was in 1997, the average family would in real terms be £5,170 better off a year?