§ 19. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she intends to introduce the scheme to compensate those who have suffered hearing loss from industrial noise.
§ 47. Mr. Roderick
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she intends to make benefit under the industrial injuries scheme payable for occupational deafness.
§ Mr. O'Malley
Subject to completion of the necessary administrative arrangements my right hon. Friend intends to bring the initial scheme into operation on 3rd February 1975. We have already referred to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council for its advice draft regulations setting out details of the proposed scheme which closely follows the council's recommendations in its recent report on occupational deafness.