§ 73. Sir John Haslam
asked the Home Secretary whether he will introduce a Measure granting compensation to those persons proved to be suffering from diseases caused by excessive dust in cotton mills, particularly card-room workers?
§ Mr. G. Lloyd
The Report of the Departmental Committee on this subject has only just been published, and I would ask my hon. Friend to allow me to defer making a statement until those concerned have been given time to consider it.
§ Sir J. Haslam
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that we have been agitating for this for three years; that these people are suffering untold agony and that the matter is very urgent indeed?
§ Mr. T. Smith
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is possible to deal with this matter by extending the schedule of industrial diseases rather than by legislation?