HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c665W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services for what reasons women are excluded from statutory medical examinations in the pottery industry; when this exclusion was last reviewed; and if he will take steps to include them.

Mr. Newton

The Department is continuing discussions with the Health and Safety Executive, which has responsibility for advice on medical surveillance, with a view possibly to revising the arrangements for these examinations.