HC Deb 16 June 1942 vol 380 cc1372-3
44. Mr. Daggar (for Mr. Ness Edwards)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will state the number of claims for silicosis certificates made by South Wales coal-miners to the Medical (Silicosis) Board; and what number of such claims were rejected for each of the years 1939 to 1941?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)

The number of applications for disablement certificates in 1939 was 658, of which 271 were refused; in 1940, 825, of which 396 were refused, and in 1941, 1,136, of which 662 were refused.