§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) when the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council is expected to reach a conclusion on Raynaud's Phenomenon;
(2) if he will prescribe Raynaud's Phenomenon as an industrial disease.
§ Mr. Dean
The question of prescribing vibration syndrome, which includes Raynaud's Phenomenon, as an industrial disease will be considered when the report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council is received but I cannot at present forecast when this will be. The Council is currently awaiting the outcome of further research which, on its recommendation, is being promoted under Section 71 of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1965.