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Industrial Diseases (Deaths)

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the response of the medical profession to the pilot scheme arranged by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys with a view to obtaining greater detail from doctors on deaths caused by industrial diseases; and if he will seek a greater degree of co-operation on this matter from the medical profession.

The Office of Population Censuses and Surveys is discussing with the British Medical Association the proposed pilot scheme to obtain additional particulars at death certification, following the Industrial Diseases (Notification) Act 1981. It is hoped that the BMA's queries over the pilot will be resolved and the testing of the additional questions carried out.