HC Deb 26 July 1978 vol 954 cc802-3W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to make available the award of industrial compensation to victims of emphysema and chronic bronchitis in the same way as it is done in some other European countries.

Mr. Orme

As I indicated in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Sowerby. (Mr. Madden) on 7th July—[Vol. 953, c.338]—following the recommendation of the Royal Commission on civil liability and compensation for personal injury my right hon. Friend has now asked the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council to consider whether, in addition to compensatory diseases listed in the schedule of prescribed diseases, compensation should be extended to any individual claimant who can show that his disease is occupational in origin and a particular risk of his occupation.