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Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his policy towards victims of mesothelioma.

Diffuse mesothelioma has been in the industrial injuries scheme's list of prescribed industrial diseases since 1966. Disablement benefit is payable where disablement caused by the condition is assessed at 1 per cent. or more. payment of additional industrial injuries benefits is considered automatically where disablement is assessed at 100 per cent.