HC Deb 07 July 1969 vol 786 c163W
10. Mr. Alan Lee Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in view of the fact that psychosis are the largest single group of illnesses causing long-term incapacity, what percentage of sufferers have been claiming benefit for over one year.

Mr. Ennals

On 3rd June, 1967, some 95,000 persons who were sick by reason of psychoneurosis or psychosis were claiming sickness benefit and contribution credits. Nearly 60 per cent. of them had been incapacitated for more than a year.