HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 c438W
Mr. Clapham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to amend the medical examination criteria for disablement awards for chronic bronchitis and emphysema and for vibration white finger. [103468]

Maria Eagle

We have no current plans to change the medical examination process for Prescribed Disease D12, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council are currently carrying out a review of Prescribed Disease All (commonly known as vibration white finger) and a report is expected later this year. We will consider carefully any recommendations made in that report.