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Sickness Benefit

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give an assurance that he has no proposal that employers should bear the first six weeks' payment of sickness benefit for any of their employees off work owing to sickness.

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Chipping Barnet (Mr. Chapman) on 17 December 1979.—[Vol. 976, c. 91–92.]