HC Deb 25 January 1962 vol 652 cc39-40W
Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many working days were lost through ill-health in 1959, 1960 and 1961.

Mrs. Thatcher

I regret that the precise information requested is not available. Incapacity for work recorded among people insured for sickness and injury benefits amounted to 302 million weekdays in the year to 30th May, 1959; 36 million of these were attributable to accidents. The corresponding figures for the year ending 4th June, 1960, are 296 million and 39 million. Later figures are not yet available.

I have no information as to working days lost by people who do not claim benefit.