HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 c559
51. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Paymaster-General, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what progress is being made with the investigation into the problem of silicosis in the anthracite coalfield of South Wales?

The Paymaster-General (Earl Winter-ton)

Following the completion of the first phase of the investigation, a comparative study is now being made of six collieries differing in their environmental conditions and in the amount of pulmonary disease attributed to them. It is hoped to complete the field work by the early summer, but the data and material collected will still have to be analysed.

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