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Asbestos-Related Diseases (Compensation)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will now implement the recommendations concerning compensation for asbestos-related diseases as recommended by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council;

YearEarnings, and National Insurance contributions as a percentage of earnings
average earningsAverage earningsTwo x average earningsFive x average earnings
££££
Manual Occupations
October
19505·00(4·9)7·50(3·3)15·00(1·6)37·50(0·7)
19515·53(4·6)8·30(3·1)16·60(1·5)41·50(0·6)
19525·93(4·8)8·90(3·2)17·80(1·6)44·50(0·6)
19536·33(4·5)9·50(3·0)19·00(1·5)47·50(0·6)
19546·80(4·2)10·20(2·8)20·40(1·4)51·00(0·6)
19557·40(4·5)11·10(3·0)22·20(1·5)55·50(0·6)
19567·93(4·2)11·90(2·6)23·80(1·4)59·50(0·6)
19578·40(4·4)12·60(2·9)25·20(1·5)63·00(0·6)
19588·53(5·8)12·80(3·9)25·60(1·9)64·00(0·8)
19599·07(5·4)13·60(3·6)27·20(1·8)68·00(0·7)
19609·67(5·1)14·50(3·4)29·00(1·7)72·50(0·7)
196110·20(5·6)15·30(5·1)30·60(2·6)76·50(1·0)
196210·60(5·7)15·90(4·9)31·80(2·5)79·50(1·0)
196311·13(6·1)16·70(5·4)33·40(2·9)83·50(1·2)
196412·07(5·9)18·10(5·3)36·20(2·7)90·50(1·1)
196513·07(6·6)19·60(5·4)39·20(2·7)98·00(1·1)
196613·53(6·7)20·30(5·5)40·60(2·9)101·50(1·1)
196714·27(7·2)21·40(5·8)42·80(3·0)107·00(1·2)
196815·33(7·4)23·00(5·6)46·00(2·9)115·00(1·1)
196916·53(7·3)24·80(5·2)49·60(2·7)124·00(1·1)
September
197018·60(7·1)27·90(5·8)55·80(3·0)139·50(1·2)
197120·47(6·9)30·70(6·0)61·40(3·8)153·50(1·5)
197223·47(6·6)35·20(5·9)70·40(3·3)176·00(1·3)
197326·60(6·4)39·90(5·8)79·80(3·4)199·50(1·4)
197432·27(6·3)48·40(6·0)96·80(3·8)242·00(1·5)
197540·67(5·5)61·00(5·5)122·00(3·1)305·00(1·2)
197645·40(5·75)68·10(5·75)136·20(4·0)340·50(1·6)
197749·13(5·75)73·70(5·75)147·40(4·1)368·50(1·6)
197857·20(6·5)85·80(6·5)171·60(4·5)429·00(1·8)
197966·47(6·5)99·70(6·5)199·40(4·4)498·50(1·7)
198078·87(6·75)118·30(6·75)236·60(4·7)591·50(1·9)
198186·27(7·75)129·40(7·75)258·80(6·0)647·00(2·4)
198291·73(8·75)137·60(8·75)275·20(7·0)688·00(2·8)
1983100·00(9·0)*150·00(9·0)300·00(7·05)750·00(2·8)
All Occupations (no figures available before 1970)
September
197020·80(6·7)31·20(5·4)62·40(2·7)156·00(1·1)
197122·80(6·6)34·30(5·9)68·60(3·4)171·50(1·4)
197226·00(6·5)39·00(5·7)78·00(3·0)195·00(1·2)
197329·20(6·3)43·30(5·7)87·60(3·1)219·00(1·2)
197435·27(6·3)52·90(5·9)105·80(3·5)264·50(1·4)
197544·53(5·5)66·80(5·5)133·60(2·8)334·00(1·1)
197649·93(5·75)74·90(5·75)149·80(3·6)374·50(1·5)
197754·07(5·75)81·10(5·75)162·20(3·7)405·50(1·5)
197862·80(6·5)94·20(6·5)188·40(4·1)471·00(1·7)
197973·00(6·5)109·50(6·5)219·00(4·0)574·50(1·5)
198089·80(6·75)134·70(6·75)269·40(4·1)673·50(1·6)

(2) if he will now implement the report on occupational deafness made by the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Dr. Mawhinney) on 24 November 1982.—[Vol. 32, c. 503–4.]