Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Industrial Diseases on 30th October 1986.
Mr. Kirkwood Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the Government were last advised on the prescription of industrial diseases by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major We last received advice from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council earlier this year when it submitted its report on occupational lung cancer. Arrangements are being made to publish this report before the end of the year.
Mr. McTaggart Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the number and percentage of households and persons in Scotland below, at, or up to 40 per cent. above supplementary benefit level in 1979, 1981 and 1983.
Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1986, c. 73]: Estimates are provided in the tables. All of these estimates are subject to sampling error, but the Scottish estimates of low income assessment units that are not receiving supplementary benefit are particularly prone to this statistical problem. This is because of the small number of sample cases available in the Family Expenditure Survey.