HC Deb 31 January 1994 vol 236 c585W
Mr. Denham

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will exempt benefits claimants who are awarded compensation for asbestos-related diseases from repaying benefits under the Social Security Act 1990.

Mr. Hague

The compensation recovery scheme is now administered under the Social Security Administration Act 1992. We have no plans to add awards for asbesto-related diseases to the list of exempt payments.