HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1269-70

asked the Secretary for Mines the total number of persons disabled in the coal mines of this country for the years 1932 and 1933 resulting respectively from nystagmus, silicosis, beat hand, beat knee, and dermatitis?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)

The statistics of workmen's compensation published by the Home Office show that the numbers of cases of disablement among miners in which payment of compensation started during 1932 were as follow:

Nystagmus 1,962
Beat hand 1,266
Beat knee 3,076
Dermatitis 30

These figures do not include cases continued from previous years, which are shown separately. During the same year the number of persons engaged in the coal-mining industry who were certified by the medical board to be wholly or partially disabled from silicosis or from silicosis accompanied by tuberculosis was 122. Corresponding information for the year 1933 is not yet available.