§ Mr. Freeth
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he is yet in a position to make the Order to bring into effect the system of graduated contributions under the National Insurance Act, 1959; and from what date it is intended that it should operate.65W
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Yes. The main regulations required to operate the system of graduated contributions and pensions have now been made, and I have today laid an Order the effect of which is that graduated contributions will start to be paid from 6th April, 1961.