§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what her estimate is of the cost in the next 12 months of the Budget changes to employers' national insurance contributions to(a) her Department, (b) agencies of her Department and (c) local government carrying out functions within the responsibility of her Department. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
This answer covers the headquarters of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including associated offices), the Court Service and Public Guardianship Office.
It is estimated that the changes to employers' national insurance contributions announced in the Budget will increase pay costs on average by 0.7 per cent. next year.