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Industrial Death Benefit

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish details of the occupation or industries of those persons whose death attracted awards of industrial death benefit for 1976 and 1977.

The information requested is set out below:

Standard Industrial ClassificationDeaths in
All industries1,5681,294
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3836
Mining and quarrying569479
Food, drink and tobacco2621
Coal and petroleum products73
Chemical and allied industries2025
Metal manufacture9073
Mechanical engineering3826
Instrument engineering31
Electrical engineering105
Shipbuilding and marine engineering6548
Metal goods not elsewhere specified 1914
Leather, leather goods and fur2
Clothing and footwear3
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc6251
Timber, furniture, etc.814
Paper, printing and publishing1411
Other manufacturing industries108
Gas, electricity and water2821
Transport and communication154124
Distributive trades4746
Insurance, banking, finance and business services93
Professional and scientific services178
Miscellaneous services3017
Public administration and defence5249
*Provisional figures including awards notified up to 1st June 1978.