§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the effects of the planned changes in the future employment of the disabled that will result from the passage of the Statutory Sick Pay Bill.
§ Mr. Scott
The provisions of the Statutory Sick Pay Bill relating to employers' reimbursement arrangements for SSP will have no direct effect on employees. We do not believe that they will lead to any change in the pattern of employment of people with disabilities. Other factors are of far greater importance in determining job opportunity for disabled people, which a wide variety of policies are designed to promote.