HL Deb 25 April 1983 vol 441 c796WA
Lord Plant

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will make a statement on the recommendation of Command 8750, Asbestos-Related Diseases without Asbestosis, issued in November 1982.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Social Security (Lord Trefgarne)

This report tackled a far from straightforward question and it is clear from representations we have received since its publication that a number of individuals whose expertise in chest diseases is highly respected have reservations about the council's recommendations. My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Social Services has therefore asked the council to consider the various points that have been raised and we know the chairman is very willing to do so. In the circumstances, no action is being taken to implement the recommendations meantime.