HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c861W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's review of the schedule of occupational diseases for which benefits are paid will be published. [65046]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

In February 1997 the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council announced that it would review the schedule of occupational diseases in respect of which benefit can be paid.

This review is a major task. The Council has therefore decided to publish reports on discrete parts of the list of diseases as the review progresses rather than producing a single report. The findings of the review that have been published so far are; Diseases induced by Ionising and Non-Ionising Radiation (Cm 4280) published in March 1999 and Conditions due to Chemical Agents (Cm 5395) published in February 2002.

The Council will continue to review all the evidence it receives and reports of its further findings will be published in due course.