§ 98. Mr. J. DAVISON
asked the Minister of Health whether he is able to submit statistics for the United Kingdom showing separately the sickness rates obtaining in the great organic industries, such as agriculture, chemical trades (including gas-workers), mining, metal trades, textile trades, and miscellaneous trades, for the years 1913–?
§ Major ASTOR
My right hon. Friend regrets to say that statistics do not exist at present in this country as to the sickness rates prevailing in the several organised industries. In so far as information exists at all on sickness rates, as, for instance, in the records of friendly societies and of approved societies under National Health Insurance, it does not afford any guidance as to the rates prevailing in the several industries, because those bodies are not organised according to occupation.