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Pneumoconiosis And Leukaemia

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will refer back to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council its definition of pneumoconiosis and leukaemia, respectively, with a view to widening the conditions it recommended.

On the subject of leukaemia, I refer the right hon. Gentleman to my reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 20 February. As regards pneumoconiosis, the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council last reported on this matter in 1975. I have no plans at present to make a further reference to it on the subject.