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Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 14

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The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2008

Made

7th January 2008

Laid before Parliament

14th January 2008

Coming into force

7th April 2008

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 108(2), 122(1) and 175(1) to (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1).

He is satisfied of the matters referred to in section 108(2)(a) and (b) of that Act.

In accordance with sections 171 and 172(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2) he has referred proposals to make these Regulations to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

Citation and commencement

1.   These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 7th April 2008.

Amendment of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985

2. --(1) Part I of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985(3) (list of prescribed diseases and the occupations for which they are prescribed), is amended as follows.

(2) After the entry relating to prescribed disease D12 add the following entry--

" D13. Primary carcinoma of the nasopharynx.

Exposure to wood dust in the course of the processing of wood or the manufacture or repair of wood products, for a period or periods which amount in aggregate to at least 10

years. " .

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

William D McKenzie

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

7th January 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985 (S.I. 1985/967) which prescribe diseases for which industrial injuries benefit is payable.

Regulation 2 adds the disease nasopharyngeal cancer as it relates to occupations involving working with wood, to the list of prescribed diseases.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business, charities or voluntary bodies.

( 1 )

1992 c.4. Section 122(1) is cited for the definition of "prescribe". Section 175 was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c.2) and Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c.21). Back [1]

( 2 )

1992 c.5. Back [2]

( 3 )

S.I.1985/967 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations. Back [3]

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