Fire and Rescue Services: Cancer

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2022.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the World Health Organisation report entitled Carcinogenicity of occupational exposure as a firefighter, published on 30th June 2022, if she will include cancer in firefighters related to flame retardant chemicals in the list of diseases covered by the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The Home Office has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

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