HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 cc695-6W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of the judgment of Mr. Justice Latey, Times Law Report, 8 July, Queen's Bench Division, he will consider legislation to ensure that where supplementary year since disablement benefit for occupational deafness was introduced (a) the number of claims, (b) the percentage that has gone forward for examination by the audiological services and (c) the percentage of claims that were successful.

Mr. Prentice

The information is not available precisely as requested. The following table gives the figures which most nearly correspond with the question:

and related benefits are deducted from damages, these are returned to the Government and do not benefit the unsuccessful party, as in the case of Plummer v. P. W. Wilkinson & Son Ltd.

Mr. Prentice

The effect of this judgment is under consideration.

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