HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 cc172-3
7. Mr. D. J. Williams

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will give particulars of the number of coal miners certified as disabled by nystagmus and dermatitis in 1938 and 1946, respectively.

Mr. Steele

Separate particulars for coal miners are not available, but for mining generally the number of certificates of disablement given by examining surgeons under the Workmen's Compensation Act for miners' nystagmus was 1,224 in 1938 and 1,297 in 1946. The corresponding figures for the scheduled disease dermatitis produced by dust or liquids are 254 and 1,702 respectively.