HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c630W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what effect recent proposals to make employers pay for the first eight weeks of sick pay for employee will have on small employers: and whether he will make a statement on the proposal.

Mr. Prentice

The effect of the Government's sick pay proposals on small businesses is discussed in Chapter 4 of"Income During Initial Sickness: A New Strategy"(Cmnd 7864). As stated in the Green Paper, the Government are anxious to take account of views on the proposals during the consultation period.