HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 cc244-5W
79. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now schedule infective hepatitis when contracted by nurses and technicians working on renal dialysis as an industrial disease.

Mr. Dean

No. Workers contracting this disease as a result of working on renal dialysis are already adequately covered under the Industrial Injuries Act. This information has already been brought to the notice of all regional hospital boards and boards of governors responsible for dialysis units.