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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|
|Date||Industrial Accidents||Prescribed Diseases|
|30 September 1986||147,000||37,000|
|4 April 1987||148,000||37,000|
|2 April 1988||151,000||37,000|
|1 April 1989||150,000||35,000|
(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.