asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people received injury benefit for the maximum period of 26 weeks in 1979, 1980 and 1981, respectively.
I regret that records do not show how many people received injury benefit for 26 weeks. They do, however, show the following numbers of spells of incapacity resulting from industrial injury which lasted 26 weeks.
|Year ended 2 June 1979||3,400|
|Year ended 31 May 1980||5,800|