§ Mr. Moyle
Information is not available about the total sickness absence of asthma sufferers in industry and commerce. The following are the numbers of days of certified incapacity for sickness and invalidity benefits due to asthma in 1974–75. The figures relate to the working population as a whole and not to any particular sector.
DAYS OF CERTIFIED INCAPACITY FOR SICKNESS AND INVALIDITY BENEFIT DUE TO ASTHMA Males Females Total 3rd June 1974 to 31st May 1975 1,689,000 556,000 2,245,000