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Incapacity Benefits: Industrial Diseases

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will accept and implement the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council recommendations that those who have worked at screens on the surface of coal mines for 40 years or more be covered by Prescribed Disease PD D12; and if he will publicise that decision to all interested parties. (178609)

The impact of implementing the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council’s recommendations regarding screen workers at the surface of coal mines is currently being assessed.

A decision will be made in light of that assessment.