§ 26. Mr. HOLLINS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can give the date on which he 2340 intends to introduce legislation to amend the Various Industries (Silicosis) Order; and whether it is his intention to include, within the amending Order, provision for the payment of compensation for partial incapacity due to silicosis?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
Amendment of the Various Industries (Silicosis) Order to include cases of partial incapacity is dependent on the passage of the Bill which she Government have introduced to amend the provisions of the Act which relate to medical arrangements for examination and diagnosis. The Bill has already been read a Second time in the other House, and it is my intention, as soon as it has passed, to take up the question of the amendment of the Order.