HC Deb 03 August 1971 vol 822 c251W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total amount paid out in sickness benefits in the latest week for which these figures are available and the amount paid out for similar benefits in the corresponding week 12 months earlier.

Mr. Dean

It is estimated that the average weekly amount paid out in April, 1971, was £7.3 million compared with £8 million in April, 1970.