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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Industrial Death Benefit

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Industrial Death Benefit on 27th November 1986.


Mr. Dobson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of deaths where the death certificate mentions mesothelioma result in awards of industrial death benefit.

Mr. Major [pursuant to his reply, 24 November, c. 138]: In 1984, the latest year for which figures are available, industrial death benefit was awarded in 39 per cent. of cases where mesothelioma was shown on the death certificate.