HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c587W
Mr. Meadowcroft

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will treat sufferers from diseases associated with exposure to asbestos on the same basis for compensation whether their exposure to asbestos was through their employment or their residence.

Mr. Newton

The industrial injuries scheme is specifically intended to compensate employed earners who suffer injury or disease as a consequence of their employment; there are no plans for widening its scope.