HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 c1976

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a committee of mine-owners and miners has yet been appointed to arrive at an adequate definition of miners' nystagmus in order that this disease may be included in the Workmen's Compensation Act?


The disease is already scheduled under the Act. The hon. Member is perhaps referring to the recommendations made by the Committee of the Medical Research Council on Miners' Nystagmus for altering the description of the disease in the Schedule. The recommendations have been receiving careful consideration, and I propose to invite the mineowners and miners to appoint representatives to discuss the whole question with my Department in conjunction with the Mines Department.