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Employment Statistics

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people have been registered as long-term off work due to sickness in the United Kingdom in March, June, September and December for each of the last 10 years.

Information is not available in the form requested. The numbers of people who were sick for at least 28 weeks and were in receipt of invalidity benefit at the end of the statistical periods of the last 10 available years is shown in the table.

DateNumber
Great Britain
4 June 1977506,550
3 June 1978559,250
2 June 1979611,000
31 May 1980615,000
30 May 1981632,975
29 May 1982683,507
2 April 1983736,914
31 March 1984797,400
30 March 1985849,300
5 April 1986899,400
Northern Ireland
31 May 197726,065
31 May 197826,190
31 May 197929,330
31 May 198030,415
31 May 198127,415
31 May 198230,530
5 April 198333,935
5 April 198435,160
5 April 198536,425
5 April 198638,110