§ Mr. P. Freeman
asked the Minister of National Insurance the number of people drawing sickness benefits in Wales at the last known date, and in each area separately, indicating men, women, boys and girls.
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I regret that this information is not available. Sickness and disablement benefits are administered by approved societies and information as to the number of insured persons in receipt of such benefits at any particular time could only be obtained by calling for returns from some 500 societies and branches which have members resident in Wales.