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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 26th April 2016.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria his Department is using to determine whether Dupuytren's Contracture should be included on the list of prescribed diseases covered by Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (May 2014) included recommended criteria for including Dupuytren’s Contracture in the list of prescribed diseases. The Government is continuing to consider the recommended criteria and any other relevant factors.

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