HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 c693W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many applications to date have been made for the new industrial benefit for sufferers of emphysema; and how many have been rejected.

Mr. Scott

As at 20 February, about 24,200 valid claims had been received for the prescribed disease D12, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Of the claims so far decided, about 16,700 have been disallowed.

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