§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total cost of claims for sickness, invalidity and injury benefit due to conditions of the back in Great Britain for the year ended 31 May 1980.
§ Mr. Rossi
It is estimated that the total amount of benefit paid for incapacity due to conditions of the back in the financial year ended 31 March 1980 was approximately £140 million. The conditions included are those covered by the International Classification of Diseases—1975—numbers 720–724 and 846–7.