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Sickness Benefit

Volume 983: debated on Monday 28 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about his new proposals for sickness benefit; and if he will make a statement.

Few representations have been received so far on the proposals for a statutory sick pay scheme set out in the Green Paper published on 2 April. However, this is to be expected since a consultation period of six months has been allowed and the proposals will require very careful study by the many interests involved.