§ 69. Mr. GEOFFREY PETO
asked the Secretary for Mines for how long the question of silicosis among coal mines has been under investigation by the Health Advisory Committee; and when they are likely to reach a decision as to its scheduling under the Workmen's Compensation Act?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Colonel Lane-Fox)
The alleged prevalence of silicosis among coal-miners has been under consideration by the Health Advisory Committee for about two years. The evidence so far laid before the Committee is quite insufficient to justify any recommendation in respect of compensation, and the Committee would welcome further data.