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