§ 10. Mr. TINKER
asked the Secretary for Mines if he is in a position to state the number of mine workers who have been refused employment underground owing to having drawn compensation for nystagmus?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
I regret that this information is not available. As it is improbable that colliery companies keep a record of applicants for employment and of the reasons why employment is refused, I am afraid that the information could not be obtained with a reasonable degree of accuracy.
§ Mr. TINKER
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that men suffering from this disease have to declare before they are signed on, and that consequently the figures could be obtained in that way?