HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 c56W
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:

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

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