Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-01-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received a payment from the diffuse mesothelioma payments scheme in (a) July 2012 to March 2014 and (b) 2014-15.

Justin Tomlinson

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) started to take applications from 6 April 2014 (although it accepted applications from individuals diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma on or after 25 July 2012); therefore no people received payments from the Scheme between July 2012 and March 2014. 255 people received a payment from the Scheme in the financial year 2014/15.