Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Hepatitis B – 19 November 1986

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Hepatitis B on 19th November 1986.

Mr. McCrindle Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he plans to include hepatitis B as a designated industrial disease.

Mr. Major Viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B, has been prescribed as an industrial disease (prescribed disease B8) under the provisions of Section 76 of the Social Security Act 1975 since 2 February 1976. From 3 December 1984 the terms of prescription were widened to cover all employed earners in occupations involving contact with human blood or human blood products, or with a source of viral hepatitis.