HC Deb 10 July 1973 vol 859 cc309-10W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employed persons are in receipt of sickness benefit for emphysema, chronic bronchitis and dermatitis, respectively, at the last convenient date.

Mr. Dean

I have been asked to reply.

The latest figures available relate to employed and self-employed people certified, for national insurance purposes, as incapable of work at 5th June 1971.

(Those in receipt of injury benefit are not included.) The figures are as follows:

Certified Cause of Incapacity Number of Persons
Bronchitis 91,000
Emphysema 4,000
Eczema and Dermatitis 5,000