Sickness Benefit

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr James Griffiths Mr James Griffiths , Llanelly 12:00, 25 October 1949

I regret that I cannot give the figure asked for as the total number of sickness benefit claims made in any year under the old scheme was not known. The comparison would in any case be misleading as many more people are covered by the new Act.