HC Deb 27 January 1993 vol 217 c756W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what recent representations he has had in regard to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's recommendation to him in August 1992 to prescribe emphysema and chronic bronchitis in relation to underground coalminers; what replies he is sending; what action he has so far taken in regard to the report; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Scott

We have received a number of inquiries from Members of Parliament and members of the public about the council's recommendation and its implementation. Our response and the action we are taking are summarised in my reply to the right hon. Member on 14 December 1992 at column76.

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