HC Deb 04 June 1956 vol 553 cc686-7
8. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance the numbers of persons who have made 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.

Following are the claims under the Industrial Injuries Act:

Year Number of Claims Percentage of Appeals
1950 886,000 0.82
1951 855,000 0.87
1952 873,000 0.82
1953 902,000 0.78
1954 944,000 0.76
1955 970,000 0.73
The increase in the number of claims is due to the build-up of long-term disablement benefit.