Mesothelioma: Compensation

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Wills Lord Wills Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of people who have received compensation under the terms of the Mesothelioma Act 2014 since the Act came into effect, and (2) the number of people projected to receive compensation in each of the next three years.

Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is available from the attached Impact Assessment for the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme which was published in March 2014 and sets out the anticipated levels of claims over the first 10 years of the scheme.

The scheme has now been running since April 2014 with payments being made from July 2014. We will publish statistics on the number of claims made in 2014/15 in due course, and consider a review of the estimates made in the Impact Assessment in light of this data.

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