HC Deb 28 April 1981 vol 3 c386W
Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many cases there have been in each year for the longest convenient period of time, of mesothelioma attributed to non-occupational exposure to asbestos, affecting families of workers in (a) the asbestos cement manufacturing industry or (b) the building and construction industries.

Mr. Waddington

I regret that this information cannot readily be obtained. The register of deaths from mesothelioma maintained by the Health and Safety Executive's employment medical advisory service does not include information to associate cases with the occupational history of all other members of the family.