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John Healey: Since 1996 the number of workforce jobs has increased by over 2.5 million or 9.2 per cent. These gains have been achieved despite a fall in manufacturing jobs over this period of over 1 million, which accounted for 16 per cent. of total jobs in 1996 and 11.2 per cent. in 2005. The decline in the manufacturing workforce is more than balanced by rises in other sectors. Falling manufacturing employment is a common feature across all advanced economies, with the share of manufacturing employment falling in all G7 countries since 1996 with the exception only of Canada.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) women and (b) men of working age were (i) not making national insurance contributions and (ii) not receiving national insurance contribution credits, in each of the last 20 years. 
Dawn Primarolo: The number of individuals not making national insurance contributions can be estimated by subtracting the number of individuals making national insurance contributions from population estimates. Information on the estimated number of individuals making national insurance contributions is shown in Table CQY 1.0 'Number of people who paid National Insurance Contributions during the tax year by type of contribution' on the Department for Work and Pensions' internet website:
Similarly, the number of individuals not receiving national insurance contribution credits can be found by subtracting the number of individuals receiving national insurance contribution credits in the provided table from the ONS population estimates.
Combining the information on contributions and credits does not give the full picture as some people may have both contributions and credits in a year, and may or may not build up a full record and so accrue a qualifying year for State Pension. A more complete picture can be found from Table CQY Summary 'Number of people who have accrued a qualifying year for State Pension, by method of accrual and tax year' which can be found from the same Department for Work and Pensions internet website link as mentioned. This table includes Home Responsibilities Protection, but is still subject to revision in future years as individuals may pay voluntary contributions up to six years in arrears in order to fill gaps in their contributions record.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of (a) women and (b) men aged (i) 35 to 39, (ii) 40 to 44, (iii) 45 to 49, (iv) 50 to 54, (v) 55 to 59 and (vi) 60 to 65 years (A) has a full record of national insurance contributions, (B) is missing up to two years of full contributions, (C) is missing up to five years of full contributions, (D) is missing up to 10 years of full contributions and (E) is missing more than 10 years of full contributions. 
Dawn Primarolo: Information on the number of individuals with full national contribution records or missing qualifying years for State Pension by sex and age is provided in the table. The proportions of individuals with full or missing records of national insurance contributions can be estimated by dividing the number of individuals with full or missing records by population estimates of their respective sex and age group. Population estimates for the UK are prepared by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and can be found at:
|Qualifying years||All||under 20||20 to 34||35 to 39||40 to 44||45 to 49||50 to 54||55 to 59||60 to 65|
|Up to 2 years missing||7,098||324||3,172||1,091||926||710||439||329||107|
|3 to 5 years missing||5,748||||2,701||748||723||581||515||387||93|
|6 to 10 years missing||3,365||||1,113||436||399||397||480||461||79|
|Over 10 years missing||3,047||||346||350||355||385||564||756||290|
|Qualifying years||All||Under 20||20 to 34||35 to 39||40 to 44||45 to 49||50 to 54||55 to 59||60 to 65|
|Up to 2 years missing||3,340||156||1,464||442||394||316||237||225||107|
|3 to 5 years missing||2,791||||1,313||378||341||245||222||198||93|
|6 to 10 years missing||1,579||||594||246||220||164||143||132||79|
|Over 10 years missing||1,307||||195||186||185||171||146||134||290|
|Qualifying years||All||under 20||20 to 34||35 to 39||40 to 44||45 to 49||50 to 54||55 to 59|
|Up to 2 years missing||3,758||169||1,708||648||532||394||203||104|
|3 to 5 years missing||2,957||||1,387||370||382||336||294||189|
|6 to 10 years missing||1,786||||519||191||179||233||336||329|
|Over 10 years missing||1,740||||151||164||171||214||418||622|
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