HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 c526W
Mr. Alan Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether deaths from mesothelioma are included in statistical returns for industrial disease; and what are the totals of such deaths for the years 1971 to 1975.

Mr. John Grant

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the Health and Safety Executive maintains the mesothelioma register. All deaths from mesothelioma are recorded, and the totals from 1971 to 1975 are shown below, but the figures do not allow for separate identification of deaths due to industrial causes:

1971 175
1972 205
1973 214
1974 218
1975 233

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