asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the number of deaths in Great Britain where the certified cause on the death certificate contained mention of mesothelioma, from 1967 to date;(2) in how many deaths from 1967 to date asbestosis was attributed as the primary cause; in how many cases asbestosis was mentioned but not as primary cause; what was the primary cause in these cases; and in how many cases asbestosis was given as the underlying cause of death.
I refer the right hon. Gentleman to my reply to the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Skinner) on 20 December 1979.—[Vol. 976, c. 369–70].