HC Deb 30 October 1989 vol 159 cc51-2W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publicise fully in the media and by leaflets section 22 of the Social Security Act 1989 to avoid unnecessary hardship to claimants awaiting compensation for industrial injury or disease.

Mr. Scott

A fully comprehensive guide to recovery from compensation awards of amounts equivalent to benefit will be available early next year. It is intended for both those paying compensation and solicitors and others advising victims. Officials are in close touch with the insurance industry, The Law Society, The Law Society of Scotland and the TUC amongst others on both the content and distribution of the guide to ensure maximum coverage. A separate leaflet will be available in local offices to explain the scheme to claimants.