§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to implement the recommendations of the industrial injuries advisory council on "Occupational Deafness" Cmnd. 8749, to relax some of the restrictions placed upon the occupational deafness disability benefit scheme by the Deafness (Industrial Injuries Benefit) Regulations, the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Disease No. 48) Regulations 1975, and the 1979 Amendment Regulations.
§ Mr. Newton
I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member for Jarrow (Mr. Dixon) on 8 July 1983.—[Vol. 45, c.194.]