§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will break down the amounts recovered by the compensation recovery unit in cases of industrial disease and illness by the disease or illness suffered, for each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Roger Evans
This is a matter for Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency. He will write to the hon. Member with such information as is available.
Letter from Michael Bichard to Mr. Tony Worthington, dated 8 February 1995:The Secretary of State for Social Security has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking for the amounts recovered by the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) in cases of industrial disease and illness, by the disease or illness suffered for each of the last five years.Information is not available in the exact format requested. This is because data prior to April 1994 is no longer held on the computer system and to obtain such information would be at a disproportionate cost. The information that is collated covering the period 1 April 1994 to 31 January 1995 is provided at Annex A.I hope you find this reply helpful.
Annex A £ Noise induced hearing loss 73,499.03 Asbestosis 893,937.82 Cancer 461,308.45 Asthma 7,507.74 Vibration white finger 68,465.46 Dermatitis 305,970.03 Paralysis 21,741.44 Repetitive strain injury 236,582.19 Others 973,122.62 Total 3,042,134.48