HC Deb 30 January 1968 vol 757 c292W
Dr. David Owen

asked the Minister of Social Security what estimate she has made of the saving to the National Insurance Fund on the basis that responsibility for short-term sickness benefit is transferred to the employer for two and three weeks sickness, respectively.

Mrs. Hart

If National Insurance sickness benefit were not paid for the first two weeks or the first three weeks of each spell of incapacity, the expenditure of the National Insurance Fund would be reduced by something of the order of £70 million a year and £100 million a year, respectively.

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