The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Statutory Sick Pay – 3 June 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Statutory Sick Pay on 3rd June 1986.

Sir Brandon Rhys Williams Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total cost of statutory sick pay in each year since it was introduced.

Mr. Major Statutory sick pay was introduced in April 1983 and the latest information available is that payments totalling £430 million and £509 million were made in 1983-84 and 1984-85 respectively.