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Steel Industry Dispute

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what leaflets have been issued by his Department for display in general practitioners' surgeries and waiting rooms in areas in the Northern region affected by the dispute in the steel industry.

The Department's northern region has issued a poster to some doctors. This draws attention to the long-standing procedures under which claims to sickness and injury benefits from persons involved in trade disputes—as well as claims made at holiday times—are subject to special scrutiny.Doctors were invited to display the poster but were not, of course, obliged to do so.