HC Deb 11 April 1989 vol 150 c498W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the lung diseases which are currently recognised as industrial diseases for the purposes of workers' compensation legislation.

Mr. Scott

The lung diseases prescribed for defined occupations under the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations are:

  • Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (including farmer's lung)
  • Poisoning by oxides of nitrogen
  • Poisoning by beryllium or a compound of beryllium
  • Poisoning by cadmium
  • Primary carcinoma of a bronchus or of a lung
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Byssinosis
  • Diffuse mesothelioma (primary neoplasm of the mesothelium of the pleura or of the pericardium or of the peritoneum)
  • Occupational asthma (due to exposure to specified agents)
  • Primary carcinoma of the lung where there is accompanying evidence of one or both of the following (a) asbestosis; (b) bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
  • Bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
  • Lung cancer