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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recent Scope report Now is the Time 2018, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of a cross-departmental approach to support the families of disabled children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Michael Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 262453 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s vision for disabled children and young people is the same as for everyone else – to enable them to fulfil their potential, achieve well in education, and to live happy and fulfilled lives. To support this aim, the Disability and Society Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was set up last year to drive forward action across Government to tackle the barriers disabled people face to realising their full participation in society. Whilst disability policy is the responsibility of all Departments, by working together we can improve disabled people’s participation, for which we are jointly responsible.</p><p>We are also committed to working with a wide and diverse range of people and organisations to shape and improve government's approach. We announced our new Regional Stakeholder Network in December 2018, which will bring the views of disabled people, local disability organisations, disabled people led organisations, and organisations that represent disabled people closer to government.</p><p>The UK Government has some of the strongest equalities legislation in the world and we will continue to ensure that these rights are protected, just as we will continue to develop policies to tackle the barriers faced by disabled people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:51:26.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
1132544
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Historic Buildings: Health Hazards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the protections introduced in Germany and Austria for workers renovating or demolishing buildings against the risk of breathing in historical man-made mineral fibres which are now considered to pose a serious risk to health, what steps she is taking to introduce similar protections for UK workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 265555 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is aware of the guidelines that have been produced in Germany and Austria, advising companies on the measures they should take to protect workers against risks of breathing in historic man-made mineral fibres (MMMFs).</p><p>In Great Britain there is a statutory framework in place to protect workers who may be exposed to any hazardous substance, such as MMMFs, regardless of how that exposure occurs. This framework includes the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which places a general duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of people affected by their work activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), places specific duties on employers and implements several EU Directives on worker protection, ensuring our standards meet those required of all EU Member States. COSHH requires employers to carry out a risk assessment to establish the hazards associated with the tasks and processes they are undertaking and put in place suitable arrangements to either prevent or control those risks. Such a risk assessment would need to be carried out for workers renovating or demolishing buildings to enable suitable controls to be put in place for any hazardous substances that may be present or that may be produced, including MMMFs. HSE provides guidance, to help businesses comply with their legal duties.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory framework, supported by guidance, is sufficient to control occupational exposure to MMMFs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:39:07.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4471
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1137628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Personal Independence Payment Administrative Exercise data release, published by her Department on 4 July 2019, if she will commission an independent comparative assessment of the estimate of the number of claimants that would be affected in Equality Impact Assessment published in 2017 and the figures published by her Department on 4 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 274639 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to commission an independent assessment. Our original estimates were based on the best available information at the time, and we were clear that they were very likely to change as the guidance implementing the judgement was produced and data was gathered from the administrative exercise to implement it.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:19:01.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:19:01.743Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1137626
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Personal Independence Payment Administrative Exercise data release of 4 July 2019, what accounts for the difference between her Department’s original Equality Impact Assessment in 2017 of 14 per cent of claimants being affected following review, and the figures published by her Department showing that only 0.8 per cent of cases have received an increased award after being reviewed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 274638 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Our published estimates were produced before knowing the full detail of which claimants would be eligible for additional payments following the MH legal judgment.</p><p> </p><p>There was significant uncertainty around the estimates prior to the start of the administrative exercise in June 2018, from which point we had revised guidance in place to reflect the judgment, having consulted with key stakeholders. Our estimates remain subject to change as we monitor the outcomes of the exercise.</p><p> </p><p>We are intent on making sure everyone who is affected by the judgement is identified and are committed to ensuring that disabled people get the support they are entitled to.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:27:06.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:27:06.047Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4676
unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1126272
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether these is a national register of all persons potentially exposed to ionizing radiation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253500 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) holds a national dose register of classified radiation workers known as the Central Index of Dosage Information (CIDI). This register is maintained in accordance with the Council Directive 2013/59 Euratom, replacing earlier directives, including 96/29/Euratom. The definition of a classified radiation worker is a person who works with ionising radiation and who could be exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation during normal work and also under certain accident conditions. It is designated Approved Dosimetry Services (ADS’s), approved by HSE, that submit this radiation exposure information annually to CIDI.</p><p>The CIDI is only accessible by three authorised HSE personnel. Only ADS’s may request information for medical surveillance purposes (e.g. if a classified worker moves employer) and these requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Only authorised persons within an ADS are able to submit annual returns to the CIDI database via a secure password protected portal and cannot access data held within the database itself.</p><p>Atomic Nuclear weapons testing by the UK took place before the establishment of CIDI. Therefore, CIDI does not contain any radiation exposure data for service personnel who may have been exposed to ionising radiation as a result of nuclear testing at the time.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253501 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:21:12.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:21:12.897Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1126278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether the Government is funding the implementation of the guidelines set out in that directive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253505 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Basic Safety Standards for protection against dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation Directive (2013/59/EURATOM), or the BSSD as it is known, updates 96/29/Euratom, and covers occupational, public, and medical exposures to ionising radiation, with several government departments and regulators responsible for updating regulations to ensure effective transposition.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) implemented the occupational exposure aspects of the BSSD and brought in the required new standards in the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17). The Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2019 (REPPIR), which address public exposures, have been updated and are due to come into force on 22 May 2019. HSE and the Office for Nuclear Regulation have enforcement responsibility. The amended medical requirements have been implemented by the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017 (as amended) and are enforced by the relevant enforcing authority in England, Scotland and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:31:20.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:31:20.713Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1126276
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether all those persons potentially exposed to ionizing radiation are receiving regular medical screening by specialists in radiation medicine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253503 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Medical surveillance of classified radiation workers, as required by the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR 17), is an assessment of an individual’s medical fitness to work with ionising radiation. A classified radiation worker is a person who works with ionising radiation who could be exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation levels under both normal work and accident conditions. This assessment is performed by a doctor appointed by the Health and Safety Executive. Appointed Doctors have training in occupational medicine and have received additional training in the relevant aspects of the nature and effects of ionising radiation.</p><p> </p><p>Medical surveillance should occur prior to being classified and every 12 months thereafter, unless the doctor specifies a shorter review period.</p><p> </p><p>Special Medical surveillance by an Appointed Doctor must be arranged for any employee who has received, or is suspected to have received, an overexposure to ionising radiation, whether or not they are a classified person. The extent and nature of this will depend upon the circumstances of each individual case.</p><p> </p><p>The employer decides which Appointed Doctor(s) they will use to carry out medical surveillance. Whether or not the Appointed Doctor is an employee of that organisation, or independent of it, is a matter for the employer to decide upon.</p><p> </p><p>In the context of IRR 17, former armed services personnel involved in nuclear testing would be considered in the same way as any other workers exposed to ionising radiation in respect of the need for either medical surveillance or special medical surveillance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253504 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:09:10.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:09:10.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1126277
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether (a) former armed service personnel involved in nuclear testing and (b) all those persons potentially exposed to ionizing radiation are receiving medical screening by specialists in radiation medicine independent of the Ministry of Defence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Medical surveillance of classified radiation workers, as required by the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR 17), is an assessment of an individual’s medical fitness to work with ionising radiation. A classified radiation worker is a person who works with ionising radiation who could be exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation levels under both normal work and accident conditions. This assessment is performed by a doctor appointed by the Health and Safety Executive. Appointed Doctors have training in occupational medicine and have received additional training in the relevant aspects of the nature and effects of ionising radiation.</p><p> </p><p>Medical surveillance should occur prior to being classified and every 12 months thereafter, unless the doctor specifies a shorter review period.</p><p> </p><p>Special Medical surveillance by an Appointed Doctor must be arranged for any employee who has received, or is suspected to have received, an overexposure to ionising radiation, whether or not they are a classified person. The extent and nature of this will depend upon the circumstances of each individual case.</p><p> </p><p>The employer decides which Appointed Doctor(s) they will use to carry out medical surveillance. Whether or not the Appointed Doctor is an employee of that organisation, or independent of it, is a matter for the employer to decide upon.</p><p> </p><p>In the context of IRR 17, former armed services personnel involved in nuclear testing would be considered in the same way as any other workers exposed to ionising radiation in respect of the need for either medical surveillance or special medical surveillance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253503 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:09:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:09:10.21Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1126275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, whether all persons potentially exposed to ionizing radiation are receiving independent examination for genetic damage as defined by the number of aberrant cells shown by translocation within chromosomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253502 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>A classified radiation worker is a person who works with ionising radiation and who could be exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation during normal work and also under certain accident conditions. Before a person can be designated as a classified radiation worker they must be certified as fit to work with ionising radiation by an independent Appointed Doctor. The classified person must then undergo an annual medical review. Neither the pre-classification medical examination nor the annual medical review includes specific checks for genetic damage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:50:14.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:50:14.397Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1126273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiation Exposure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the EU Directive 96/29/Euratom on safety standards relating to ionizing radiation, how the national register of persons potentially exposed to ionizing radiation can be accessed; and whether that register includes service personnel who have taken part in nuclear testing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 253501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) holds a national dose register of classified radiation workers known as the Central Index of Dosage Information (CIDI). This register is maintained in accordance with the Council Directive 2013/59 Euratom, replacing earlier directives, including 96/29/Euratom. The definition of a classified radiation worker is a person who works with ionising radiation and who could be exposed to higher levels of ionising radiation during normal work and also under certain accident conditions. It is designated Approved Dosimetry Services (ADS’s), approved by HSE, that submit this radiation exposure information annually to CIDI.</p><p>The CIDI is only accessible by three authorised HSE personnel. Only ADS’s may request information for medical surveillance purposes (e.g. if a classified worker moves employer) and these requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Only authorised persons within an ADS are able to submit annual returns to the CIDI database via a secure password protected portal and cannot access data held within the database itself.</p><p>Atomic Nuclear weapons testing by the UK took place before the establishment of CIDI. Therefore, CIDI does not contain any radiation exposure data for service personnel who may have been exposed to ionising radiation as a result of nuclear testing at the time.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 253500 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:21:12.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:21:12.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this