§ Mr. P. Williams
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will give the categories of ill-health which caused the greatest number of working days lost during 1959, 1960 and 1961.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The following categories of ill-health caused the greatest amounts of incapacity for work recorded among people insured for sickness and injury benefits under the National Insurance Acts in the latest years for which figures are available:
MILLION DAYS (IGNORING SUNDAYS) — Year ended on 30th May, 1959 4th June, 1960 Bronchitis 31 29 Mental illness 27 27 Rheumatism and arthritis 20 21 Diseases of the heart 18 19 Accidents attracting injury benefit 19 20 Accidents attracting sickness benefit 18 19 Tuberculosis of the respiratory system 13 11 Diseases of the stomach and duodenum, except cancer 12 13 Influenza 21 9