§ 108. Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now able to announce the names of the committee to be appointed to inquire if a workable scheme can be devised for providing compensation for cardroom workers disabled by respiratory illness?
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir John Simon)
Yes, Sir. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a copy of the Warrant of Appointment of this committee.
Following is the copy:I hereby appoint:
to be a committee to consider and report whether an equitable and workable scheme can be devised for providing compensation in the case of persons who, after employment for a substantial period in card rooms or certain other dusty parts of cotton spinning mills, become or have become disabled by respiratory illness as indicated in the report of the Departmental Committee on dust in card rooms; and if so to make detailed recommendations as to the provisions to be included in such a scheme, more especially as to the persons to whom benefit should be payable and the rates and conditions of benefit, the medical and other machinery for administering the scheme, the method of financing the scheme, and its approximate cost.
- Dr. W. D. Ross, O.B.E., M.A., LL.D., D.Litt.,
- Mr. P. N. Harvey, F.I.A.,
- Mr. T. Hutson,
- Professor George R. Murray, M.D., F.R.C.P., and
- Mr. W. F. Wackrill, O.B.E.,And I further appoint Dr. W. D. Ross to be Chairman and Mr. C. P. Gourley to be Secretary of the Committee.(Signed) JOHN SIMON.Home Office, March, 1937.