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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Osteoarthritis

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has plans to accept osteoarthritis of the knee as a qualifying condition for industrial injuries disablement benefit; and if he will make a statement. (246093)

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is considering the recommendations contained in the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council report Osteoarthritis of the Knee in Coal Miners, CM7440, published on 21 August 2008.