§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of claims made to date under the occupational asthma scheme (PD53); how many were specifically related to asthma arising from flour dust; how many claims have succeeded; what proportion of these were specifically related to asthma arising from flour dust; and, of the total number of claims, how many have been processed.
§ Mr. Newton
Since the disease was prescribed in March 1982, a total of 549 claims were made up to 31 March 1983, the latest date for which information is available. Information about the number specifically related to flour dust is not available. 152 claims, of which 20 related to exposure to flour or meal dust, have succeeded. 303 claims have been processed.