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Injury And Disablement

Volume 181: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will provide statistics indicating the nature of injuries for which injury and disablement payments were made for 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

The table gives statistics distinguishing between industrial accidents and prescribed occupational diseases.

Disablement Pensions in Payment—1986–1989
DateIndustrial AccidentsPrescribed Diseases
30 September 1986147,00037,000
4 April 1987148,00037,000
2 April 1988151,00037,000
1 April 1989150,00035,000


(i) Injury benefit was abolished in 1983.

(ii) The DSS industrial accident statistics cover all possible physical injuries for which disablement benefit is paid in considerable detail.

(iii) There are some 59 prescribed occupational diseases.