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Sickness Certificates

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the average number of days in 1976 on which men were certified as incapable of work in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively.

Figures for 1975–76 will not be available, but the following is the information requested for the latest available period—that is, the 12 months from 3rd June 1974.

AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAYS OF CERTIFIED INCAPACITY FOR WORK* PER HEAD OF MALE POPULATION AT RISK
England15
Scotland20
Wales32
* Includes the long-term sick.