§ 8. Mr. Lewis
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the numbers of persons who have made 687 claims under the Industrial Injuries Act, the number of such claims which have been refused since October, 1951, until the latest convenient stated date, and similar figures for the period from the inception of the Act until October, 1951.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The only figures available as to claims are the total number made, and separate figures for those successful or unsuccessful in whole or in part are not maintained. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number of claims made during each year from I950 and the percentage of them in which the applicant exercised his right of appeal.
|Year||Number of Claims||Percentage of Appeals|
|The increase in the number of claims is due to the build-up of long-term disablement benefit.|