§ Mr. Paterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the cost in the(a) next 12 months and (b) last 12 months of employers national insurance contributions to (i) her Department, (ii) Agencies of her Department, (iii) local government carrying out work within the remit of her Department, (iv) industry, (v) small business and (vi) self-employed people. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The estimated cost of employers national insurance contributions in the next 12 months is £10,342,057 in my Department and £9,693,811 in my Agencies. For the last 12 months, the cost was £9,683,570 for my Department and £7,969,476 for my Agencies.
My Department does not record employers national insurance data in respect of local government, industry, small business and self-employed people.