HC Deb 21 December 1989 vol 164 cc404-5W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the number of people who would become eligible for(a) statutory sick pay and (b) sickness benefit if they were paid for the first three days of illness, and the cost of making such payments.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

I regret that the information requested is not available.