The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1983-1987 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Asbestos – 28 November 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Asbestos on 28th November 1986.

Mr. Dobson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many awards of industrial death benefit were made in 1985 for (a) asbestosis, (b) diffuse mesothelioma, (c) lung cancer accompanied by asbestosis and (d) lung cancer without asbestosis.

Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 24 November c.138]: The information is as follows:

Awards of industrial death benefit in 1985 | Number

(a) Asbestosis | 71
(b) Diffuse mesothelioma | 196
(c) Lung cancer accompanied by asbestosis | 0
(d) Lung cancer without asbestosis | 0