HC Deb 07 April 1965 vol 710 cc86-7W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many working days were lost through bronchitis in each of the years 1930, 1950, 1960, 1963 and 1964, respectively; and what were the same figures for Stoke-on-Trent, Salford, Manchester, Leeds, St. Helens, Accrington, Aberdeen, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Harrogate and York, respectively.

Mr. Harold Davies

I regret the information requested is not available for particular areas; nor, in the case of Great Britain as a whole, are figures available for 1930 or 1950. The table below shows the periods for which estimates can be made:

Great Britain Millions
Period Males Females
1951 20.43 6.18
1st June,1959 to 4th June, 1960 24.80 4.57
6th June,1960 to 3rd June, 1961 26.11 4.69
5th June, 1961 to 2nd June, 1962 29† 5†
4th June, 1962 to 1st June, 1963 33.85 5.40
*Estimated from samples. Excludes incapacity among persons not insured for sickness benefit.
† Precisely comparable figures are not available for this period but the figure shown is likely to be correct to the nearest million.