Mesothelioma: Compensation

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd March 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 9 March (HL5606), how much of the levy raised under the Mesothelioma Act 2014 for the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme in (1) 2014–15, and (2) 2015–16, was spent on (a) compensation, (b) payments to the scheme administrator, and (c) accounting for a deficit or surplus from previous years.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In 2014–15, the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS):

(a) Paid £24.2m to successful applicants;

(b) Paid £140,000 to the scheme administrator to administer the scheme, and;

(c) There was no deficit or surplus from previous years.

In 2015–16 the DMPS:

(a) Paid £29.7m to successful applicants;

(b) Paid £160,000 to the scheme administrator to administer the scheme, and;

(c) The 2015-16 levy calculation reflected an over-levy of £7.8m from the previous year.

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