§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the number of persons reporting restricted activity in a two-week reference period over 1,000 population in Great Britain, Scotland, Wales and the English regions for the latest year for which figures are available.103W
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
The following information is available from the General Household Survey:—
PERSON REPORTING ACUTE SICKNESS 1972 (Defined as any restriction of normal activity occurring during a specified two-week period) Rate per thousand population North 85.1 Yorkshire and Humberside 941 North West 87.6 East Midlands 81.1 West Midlands 75.1 East Anglia 69.1 South East of which 80.2 Greater London 82.7 Outer Metropolitan Area 81.6 Outer South East 74.9 South West 65.6 Wales 90.4 Scotland 690 Great Britain 79.2
A full discussion of these data appears in "The General Household Survey 1972" published for the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.