HL Deb 05 December 1983 vol 445 cc980-1WA
Lord Hale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applications for industrial injury benefit on the ground of disablement caused by mesothelioma were made during the years 1981–82, 1982–83 and 1983 to the most recent convenient date for computation.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Glenarthur)

Information in the form requested is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The following table relates to the number of awards of industrial death benefit for mesothelioma under the industrial injuries scheme.

Year of death No. of awards
1981 173
1982 154
1983 (latest figure available) 30