HC Deb 20 January 1998 vol 304 c497W
Dan Norris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations she has received on protection for asbestos-related disease sufferers, aside from mesothelioma victims, in relation to the provisions of the Social Security Bill in respect of the backdating of claims to one month. [22691]

Mr. Keith Bradley

We have received a number of representations about the proposed changes to the backdating rules in the Social Security Bill regarding claims to benefit from asbestos related disease suffers. Representations include those from TUC, Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association, a number of MPs and other individuals.