HC Deb 10 April 1930 vol 237 c2340
40. Mr. MORLEY

asked the Home Secretary what further steps have been taken to schedule the disease of fibrosis of the lungs under the Workmen's Compensation Act?


As I stated in reply to a similar question by my hon. Friend on the 30th January last, this is a big question on which much further research is necessary, and at my request the Medical Research Council have set up an expert Committee to institute and co-ordinate research into the subject. This Committee is already at work and will, I feel sure, proceed as expeditiously as the nature of the task permits, but I am afraid that no early results are to be expected. I may add that I am writing to my hon. Friend a letter explaining the position more fully than is possible within the limits of a Parliamentary answer.