§ Mr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what response has been made to the letter from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council recommending further research into bronchitis and emphysema following the council's 1988 report (Cm. 379).
§ Mr. Scott
Various avenues are being pursued, including consultations with the Medical Research Council, and I understand that the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council is discussing ways of establishing a formal study with the steel industry, the European coal and steel fund and the Health and Safety Executive.