HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 c97W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to prohibit the practice of employers deducting till discrepancies from sick pay; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

Deductions from contractual payments are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment. I am seeking advice on the legal position as regards statutory sick pay and will write to the hon. Member. In the meantime, I should be grateful if the hon. Member would let me have full details of cases which have come to his attention where till discrepancies have been deducted from statutory sick pay.