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Industrial Injuries and Diseases

Part of Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 20th May 1986.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , Daventry 6:30 pm, 20th May 1986

My hon. Friend has tempted me to intervene. I speak not only as one of his predecessors, but as someone who, for about six years, specialised some time ago as a trade union official in the problem of industrial injuries. Repayment of the debt that society owes, particularly to those who are severely disabled, together with a concentration of help on those people is long overdue. When I was doing my hon. Friend's job, I put out a consultative paper. I am delighted with the provision, as it will help the most severely disabled people in the most practical way.