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Prescribed Industrial Diseases

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now withdraw the circular 18/80 issued to coroners and others on the need for pathologists to collaborate with pneumoconiosis medical panels upon the death of persons adjudged to have been suffering from prescribed industrial diseases ; and if he will make a statement.

I am not aware at present of any grounds for doing so. The circular reflects the importance attached by the Brodrick committee to effective liaison between coroners pathologists and pneumoconiosis medical panels.