Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Claimants (Statistics) on 24th November 1986.
Mr. Dobson Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for the latest available year the number of claimants under the Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis and Miscellaneous Diseases Benefit Scheme who asked for a decision to be reconsidered, and the number of reconsiderations which have resulted in the reversal of a decision.
Mr. Major In the year ending 30 June 1986 there were 12 applications by claimants for a decision to be reconsidered. One application was subsequently withdrawn and five resulted in a reversal of the decision. A decision is awaited on one application.