HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 c215W
Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons died in the last five years from pneumoconiosis or related diseases; and how many of these had previously been rejected by a medical board as suffering from pneumoconiosis or related diseases.

Mr. O'Malley

The table below shows the latest five years for which information is available the number of industrial death benefit awards for deaths adjudged to be due to, or materially accelerated by pneumoconiosis.

1969 870
1970 939
1971 776
1972 879
1973 773

I regret that the other information requested is not available.