HC Deb 29 June 1950 vol 476 cc2445-6
48. Mr. Hayman

asked the Lord President of the Council what publicity has been given to the scheme for preventing silicosis amongst Cornish tin miners.

Mr. H. Morrison

A trial of the value of inhalations of aluminium dust in preventing silicosis in tin miners has been organised by the Medical Research Council, but it will be some years before the results can be assessed. Meanwhile, it would be premature to publicise the scheme as if the treatment were of established benefit.

Mr. Hayman

Is it the case that the results of this valuable experiment will not be announced until sufficient time has elapsed to prove that they are good?

Mr. Morrison

We want to go through with the investigations. As my hon. Friend apprehends, it will take some time before we know what the results are.

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