HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 c13W
74. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what proportion of insured workers are paid by their employers when absent from their work owing to sickness; and to what extent they are so paid.

Mr. Wood

An inquiry in 1961 showed that about 57 per cent. of insured men and 59 per cent. of insured women were covered by employers' sick pay schemes. The arrangements for payment, and the amounts, vary widely.