HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c583W
Mr. Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has about the loss of working time resulting from mental illness; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

There are no firm figures but the booklet "Mental Health at Work", published by the Health and Safety Executive, estimated that some 30–40 per cent. of all sickness absence from work is attributable to some form of mental or emotional disturbance.