HC Deb 15 February 1984 vol 54 cc238-9W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's report on viral hepatitis is to he published; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

This report is published today. It recommends widening the terms of prescription for viral hepatitis to cover all workers who contract the disease as a result of their job. The Government have already accepted its recommendations and regulations will be laid later this year to bring them into operation.