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Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979

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(1)If, on a claim by a person who is disabled by a disease to which this Act applies, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the conditions of entitlement mentioned in section 2(1) below are fulfilled, he shall in accordance with this Act make to that person a payment of such amount as may be prescribed by regulations.

(2)If, on a claim by the dependant of a person who, immediately before he died, was disabled by a disease to which this Act applies, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the conditions of entitlement mentioned in section 2(2) below are fulfilled, he shall in accordance with this Act make to that dependant a payment of such amount as may be so prescribed.

(3)The diseases to which this Act applies are pneumoconiosis, byssinosis and diffuse mesothelioma [F1and any other disease which is specified by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Act by order made by statutory instrument.]

(4)Regulations under this section may prescribe different amounts for different cases or classes of cases or for different circumstances.

[F2(5)No order shall be made under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.]

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P1S. 1: s. 1 (with s. 7) : power exercised by S.I.1991/899

S. 1 : for previous exercises of power see Index to Government Orders

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