HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 c200W
62. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the average level of sick leave in the Civil Service before provisions were made for paid sick leave; and what the average level for the latest available year.

Mr. Diamond

Provisions for paid sick leave go back 100 years and the information is therefore not available. As regards the second part of the Question, sample surveys suggest that the average sick leave in the non-industrial civil service is about ten days a year.