§ 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 1971.310W
(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