HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 cc106-7W
23. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received in favour of the Government's proposals to change the rates for the payment of sickness benefit; and how this compares with the representations against such proposals.

Mr. Prentice

I assume that the hon. Member is asking about the representations we have received on the proposals for a statutory sick pay scheme contained in the Green Paper "Income During Initial Sickness: A New Strategy". I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Craigen) and the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris) on 7 November.