HC Deb 18 May 1938 vol 336 c412W
Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health how many days work were lost by insured men and women, respectively, owing to sickness and to disablement, respectively, in the calendar years 1935, 1936, and 1937?

Mr. Elliot

I regret that the information for which the hon. Member asks is not available and could only be obtained by throwing a very heavy task on all Approved Societies and branches. Any attempt to measure the number of days sickness by reference to the amount paid in sickness and disablement benefits would be unsatisfactory in view of the variations in the rates of additional benefit increases, and the changes in arrears schemes during the years in question.