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Pneumoconiosis (Compensation)

Volume 972: debated on Monday 29 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will ensure that the Government's public expenditure restrictions will in no way limit the compensation payable under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979.

No single item of public expenditure can be uninfluenced by the overall availability of resources; but there is no intention to reduce the provision already made for those payments in my Department's estimates.