HC Deb 25 October 1972 vol 843 cc325-6W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council to report on whether or not degrees of noise-induced hearing loss satisfy Section 56(2) of the Industrial Injuries Act; if he will make it available to the public; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dean

I cannot yet say when the Council will be in a position to report. Decisions regarding any action to be taken must await receipt of the report, but it is customary to publish reports by the Council on questions of major interest.