§ Mr. Bradley
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the numbers of people in each of the last three years for which statistics are available who(a) were entitled to home responsibilities protection, (b) ceased to be entitled as a result of resuming to pay national insurance contributions, (c) ceased to be entitled as a result of claiming a retirement pension and (d) ceased to be entitled due to other changes in circumstances. 
§ Mr. Heald
The information available is given in the table.
Thousands 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 Total with entitlement1 2,633 2,718 2,773 Number ceasing due to increased contributions 267 192 199 Number ceasing due to retirement pension 1 1 1
Thousands 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 Number ceasing due to other reason 143 138 135 1 Entitlement—HRP used where earnings or credits not sufficient for a real qualifying year for pension purposes.
Figures are for UK.
- 1. Figures for 1992–93 are not complete as some employers tax returns may not have been received at the time of the extract.
- 2. Excludes women with a reduced rate option.
- 3. May exclude some people with HRP for child benefit where the award date was prior to July 1979.
1 per cent, sample of NIRS records taken at February 1994.