HC Deb 23 November 1953 vol 521 c2
1. Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what action he proposes to take to carry out recommendation 66 (2) of the Report of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on Pneumoconiosis, with reference to the payment of benefit to persons employed in unscheduled occupations.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance (Mr. R. H. Turton)

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 16th November to the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, Central (Dr. Stross). I would add that my right hon. Friend hopes to receive the Council's report on the draft regulations very shortly.

Mr. Hale

Would the Parliamentary Secretary mind saying what the answer was on the 16th, because we are discussing industrial injuries today and we want to know whether something is being done.

Mr. Turton

Last week my right hon. Friend said that he was accepting the report, and was submitting draft regulations to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. We expect, in a very short time, to have their comments on those regulations.