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Industrial Deafness

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people who were previously denied benefits under the five-year rule governing claims for industrial deafness benefit have re-applied since the ruling of the Law Lords in October 1989 on good cause grounds in (a) Greenock and Port Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole.

Eleven applications for review have been received from people in the Greenock and Port Glasgow area following the Court of Appeal ruling. Figures for Strathclyde and Scotland as a whole can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.