§ 105. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will state his policy in 72W regard to the Report of the Departmental Committee appointed to review the Diseases Provisions of the Industrial Injuries Act.
§ Mr. Marples
Yes. My right hon. Friend has considered the Majority and Minority Reports of this Committee. The Majority recommended the continuance of the present system under which benefit is paid only for injury by accident and for diseases which are prescribed in regulations, and they endorsed the provisions which govern such prescription. My right hon. Friend has decided to accept these recommendations. The Committee also made recommendations affecting the future work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and the organisation of occupational health research. He is considering these recommendations in consultation with the Advisory Council and his Ministerial colleagues concerned.