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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Lung Cancer (Report)

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Lung Cancer (Report) on 12th December 1986.


Mr. Norris Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's report on occupational lung cancer is to be published; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Major The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council's report on occupational lung cancer is published today. It recommends the prescription of lung cancer in three groups of workers, namelythose exposed to a chemical known as bis (chloromethyl) ether (BCME) produced during the manufacture of chloromethyl methyl ether (CMME) those exposed to the dust of zinc chromate, calcium chomate and strontium chromate tin miners

The Government accept the council's recommendations, and regulations will be laid to bring them into operation next year.