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Sickness Benefit

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many and what percentage of employees have their sickness benefit made up to full pay by their employers; and how many of these are in the public sector.

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to him on 25 February—[Vol. 979, c. 466]. The 12·8 million employees referred to in that reply represent about 55 per cent. of all employees.