§ 29. Sir JOHN HASLAM
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any decision has yet been arrived at by his Department as regards scheduling as an industrial disease under the Workmen's Compensation Act illnesses caused by excessive dust in cotton mills?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave last Thursday to a question by the hon. Member for Westhoughton (Mr. Rhys Davies).
§ Sir J. HASLAM
In thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the energetic action of Ms Parliamentary Secretary in visiting Lancashire and investigating this matter, may I ask whether we may have some decision in the immediate future, as this is a very pressing problem?