HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 c725W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will introduce payment of industrial disablement benefit to sufferers from severe forms of industrial disablement immediately it is accepted that they are so suffering but without waiting for the degree of disablement to be determined finally.

Mr. Newton

Industrial disablement benefit can already be paid on the basis of a provisional assessment of disablement.