HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 cc207-8W
Mr. Tudor Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will indicate the number of applications there have been for the benefit of the prescribed industrial disease of farmers' lung in Wales and Monmouth- shire since the disease was scheduled: and how many have been disallowed.

Mr. Loughlin

There have been 37 successful claims for industrial injury benefit and 12 for disablement benefit for prescribed disease No. 43 (farmers' lung) in Wales and Monmouthshire since the disease was prescribed under the Industrial Injuries Act on 21st June, 1965, 22 claims for injury benefit and 5 claims for disablement benefit have been disallowed on the ground that the claimant was not suffering from the disease. It is not known how many claims were disallowed for other reasons. No claims for industrial death benefit have been made.