HC Deb 24 November 1970 vol 807 cc68-9W
Mr. John Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the amounts paid in sickness benefits under the National Insurance Scheme as a result of illness due to influenza during each of the preceding five years.

Mr. Dean

The estimated amounts of sickness benefit paid for days of incapacity certified as due to influenza are as follows:

£ million
1964–65 6
1965–66 13
1966–67 6
1967–68 15
1968–69 17