Teachers: Mesothelioma:Written question - 221236

Asked by Helen Jones
(Warrington North)

Named Day

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Asked on: 19 January 2015
Department for Education
Teachers: Mesothelioma
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of teachers and former teachers who have contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in schools.
Answered by: Mr David Laws
Answered on: 22 January 2015

The Department for Education is not aware of data that links the number of cases of mesothelioma contracted to occupation.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produces statistics about the link between mesothelioma related deaths and occupation, which the Department uses to inform its policy. The HSE statistics are published online at: www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/mesothelioma/mortality-by-occupation-2002-2010.pdf

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