§ Mr. Prentice
[pursuant to his reply, 6 July 1979, c. 770–71]: For the year 172W ending 3 June 1978 the total number of days of certified incapacity for work—including those attributable to alcohol—in the United Kingdom was 419.4 million.
I regret that the totals given in col (2) of my reply of 6 July 1979 were incorrect. The table should be read as follows:
Year Days of certified incapacity for work* United Kingdom Working days lost because of industrial disputes in progress during the year* (1) (2) (3) Millions Millions 1975 340.7 6.0 1976 Not available 3.3 1977† 384.9 10.1 1978‡ 419.4 9.3 * Figures in column (2) are for all days (including those attributable to alcohol) in the statistical year ending in June. In column (3) figures are for the calendar year. † Includes 34.3 million days for non-contributory invalidity pension introduced in November 1975. ‡ Includes 36.5 million days for non-contributory invalidity pension.