HC Deb 05 August 1924 vol 176 cc2731-2
28. Mr. CLARKE

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health if he is aware that the Medical Research Council have now completed their inquiry into the cause of spirochætosis, or infective jaundice, which broke out in the East Lothian coalfield over a year ago, and have issued a report; and, in view of its nature, if he will recommend to the Secretary of State for the Home Department the inclusion of this disease under the industrial diseases schedule for compensation purposes?


I understand that the Medical Research Council have not yet completed their investigations or issued a report regarding infective jaundice. The second part of the question, accordingly, does not meantime arise, but the report in question will be considered by the Departments concerned as soon as it is available.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiry again, as I understand the report has been issued?


I can assure my hon. Friend that he is wrong.

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