To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when work first began in his Department on consideration of the proposal to include Dupuytren's contracture in the list of industrial injuries recognised for disablement benefits.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 8 December 2015 to Question 18144 and 22 December 2015 to Question 19937 on Dupuytren's contracture, what his Department's timetable is for considering whether to add that condition to the list of industrial injuries disablement benefit discussions.
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential cost of including Dupuytren's Contracture in the list of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit diseases.
Work began in May 2014 following publication of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Committee’s report on Dupuytren’s Contracture. It is expected that a decision whether or not to add it to the list of prescribed diseases will be made early this year and will take account of the potential costs involved and other relevant factors.