HC Deb 15 March 1949 vol 462 c1880
6. Dr. Barnett Stross

asked the Minister of National Insurance how many cases have been notified to him of industrial dermatitis among fishermen in the North Sea, due to irritation by the sea chervil; and whether his regulations provide that those who suffer are entitled to workmen's compensation whilst totally or partially incapacitated.

Mr. Steele

I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. The regulations in question are widely drawn, but their interpretation is a matter for the appropriate authorities under the Industrial Injuries Act. I am not aware that any ruling has yet been given on the question whether this particular form of disease is covered or not. If my hon. Friend has any information about the incidence of this disease among fishermen I shall be glad if he will let me have it.