Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 8th September 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk 11:34 am, 8th September 2016

My constituent, Mr Adamson of Bo’ness, is, like other sufferers of Dupuytren’s contracture, waiting for a decision from the Department for Work and Pensions. In repeated parliamentary written answers, we are fobbed off with promises of a decision being reached in due course or shortly. On 12 January, I was advised that

“a decision whether or not to add it to the list of prescribed diseases will be made early this year”.

As we are still waiting, may we have a ministerial statement to explain the delay and bring the deliberations to a conclusion?