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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th April 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to lay the Statutory Instrument to include Dupuytren's Contracture in the list of prescribed diseases for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Budget 2018: Policy Costings document, for what reasons the Minister did not lay a Statutory Instrument to include Dupuytren's Contracture in the list of prescribed diseases for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit by April 2019.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We have always intended to bring legislation forward for this change as soon as possible in 2019/20, and we anticipate this may be during the latter part of 2019.

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