HC Deb 18 July 2002 vol 389 c547W
Mr. Clapham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for work-related illness were settled by his Department in the last year for which records are available; and what the cost in compensation was. [56060]

Beverley Hughes

[holding answer 20 May 2002]Information on claims for work-related illness and compensation payments are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

The Department is aware of its obligations to provide a safe working environment and takes steps to ensure that it meets the requirements of health and safety legislation.

The Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy Statement published in June 2000 set targets for all stakeholders aimed at reducing inter alia the number of working days lost from work-related injury and ill health by 30 per cent. by 2010; the incidence rate of cases of work-related ill health by 20 per cent. by 2010; and achieving half the improvement under each target by 2004.