HC Deb 13 January 1987 vol 108 c170W
30. Mr. Caborn

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people will lose from the abolition of the middle rate of statutory sick pay.

Mr. Lyell

It is estimated that in a full year some 400,000 spells of statutory sick pay are payable at the middle rate. But many employees will be covered by their employers' occupational sick pay scheme and will not therefore suffer any loss in income.