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Industrial Death Benefit

Volume 982: debated on Thursday 17 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many awards of industrial death benefit attracting an earnings-related supplement were made in each of the past five years in respect of persons suffering death as a result of each prescribed industrial disease.

I regret that the information is not readily available and could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish

Deaths in
All industries1,4721,409
Agriculture, forestry and fishing3950
Mining and quarrying504528
Food, drink and tobacco2322
Coal and Petroleum products36
Chemical and allied industries3326
Metal manufacture8167
Mechanical engineering3534
Instrument engineering21
Electrical engineering812
Shipbuilding and marine engineering6554
Metal goods not elsewhere specified1413
Leather, leather goods and fur3
Clothing and footwear3
Bricks, pottery, glass, cement etc.5840
Timber, furniture, etc.1611
Paper, printing, and publishing1412
Other manufacturing industries1110
Gas, electricity and water2425
Transport and communication150142
Distributive trades5949
Insurance, banking, finance and business services76
Professional and scientific services1016
Miscellaneous services1924
Public administration and defence5947