Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Benefits on 14th January 1987.
Mr. Tony Lloyd Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the figures for the last five available years (i) on the number of claimants who have received disablement benefit for the prescribed industrial disease C23, primary neoplasm, including papilloma, carcinoma in situ and invasive carcinoma, of the epithelial lining of the urinary tract, renal pelvis, ureter, bladder and urethra and (ii) on the number of claimants receiving such benefits who were employed in the printing industry.
Mr. Major The following table shows the number of awards of disablement benefit for the prescribed disease C23 for the years ending September 1984-86, and the number of these awards to claimants who were employed in the printing industry. Information for earlier years is not available.
1984 | 1985 | 1986
Total awards 5 | 5 | 5
Awards to claimants from the printing industry Nil | 1 | Nil