HC Deb 12 July 1983 vol 45 c327W
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