HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc456-7W
Mr. Alan Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of (a) war widows and (b) other dependants who are receiving pensions for deaths caused by asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Mr. Orme

I regret that this information is not available, as deaths of war disablement pensioners caused by asbestosis and mesothelioma are recorded only as part of a very much wider group relating to respiratory diseases; there are, however, thought to be very few such cases.