§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of pneumoconiosis were diagnosed by his Department's medical panels in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.
§ Mr. Newton
The following table shows the number of cases of pneumoconiosis, which includes silicosis and asbestosis, diagnosed by pneumoconiosis medical boards in connection with claims for disablement benefit under the industrial injuries scheme from 1979 to 1982 inclusive:
Number of cases 1979 795 1980 728 1981 734 1982 733