HC Deb 02 December 1982 vol 33 cc263-4W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people suffer from vibration white finger; and whether he will act on the advisory committee's recommendation to add it to the list of prescribed industrial injuries.

Mr. Rossi

Precise information is not available. The Government have already accepted in principle the recommendations of the industrial injuries advisory council that the more severe stages of this condition should be prescribed as an industrial disease for certain occupations, but implementation must await the availability of resources.